• At the Crossroads: The Texas/Mexico Border Economy at Cameron County and Matamoros 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Zavaleta, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-06)
    Cameron County, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico face the Rio Grande River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico; it is a place of natural beauty and agricultural strength. The region has a strong economic and cultural heritage, ...
  • Banking Across Borders: The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor 

    Taparia, Vivek (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-02)
    In 2004, Mexican immigrants in the United States sent a record of $16.6 billion dollars to their relatives in Mexico. Cross-border consolidation of banks has created the opportunity for migrants to send money home at no ...
  • Building the Venture Capital Industry in Mexico 

    Kappaz, Christina; McNeece, John B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-02)
    In many developing countries, venture capital investing remains a nascent industry. However, investment in private equity has been picking up in Mexico and throughout Latin America over the past year as investors regain ...
  • Cameron County/Matamoros at the Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Cotrofeld, Margaret; De Los Reyes, Oralia; Gipson, Mark (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003)
    Study of assets and challenges for knowledge-based economic development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Includes demographic, economic, and education data for the region, as well as results of a survey of government and ...
  • Extending Medicare to Mexico: Impact on Mexican-Born Beneficiaries 

    Warner, David C. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010)
    This report presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2009-2010 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage in Mexico for Mexican-born persons who are or soon will be Medicare ...
  • Global Trends & Market Shifts: Texas, China, and Mexico 

    Boske, Leigh B. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-04)
    At the state level, the majority of Texas’ trade historically has been, and continues to be, with Mexico. Texas and Mexico have leveraged their common border to establish a relationship that shapes local economies and ...
  • "The Great Pension Reform": AFOREs and the Future of Privatized Retirement in Mexico 

    Sinha, Tapen (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-10)
    In 1997, a new privatized, government-mandated retirement system came into existence in Mexico. Within this system, private companies called Administradoras de Fondos de Retiro (AFORE) manage pension funds for workers who ...
  • The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Parada, Jaime (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-02)
    "The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico" by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll: Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, long has been known for its large industrial enterprises and heavy industry. ...
  • Infrastructure Tolls in Texas: Evidence from the Borderplex 

    De Leon, Marcycruz; Kelley, Brian W.; Molina, Angel L., Jr.; Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-04)
    Do changes in tolls rates affect pedestrian, car, and truck traffic across the bridges between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico? As more and more attention is paid to the use of tolls as funding mechanisms for new road ...
  • Lessons from Mexico: The Role of Financial Institutions in Market Crises 

    James, Dilmus D.; Schauer, David A. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-10)
    The financial sector promotes a nation’s economic growth and performance. By facilitating the transfer of funds from surplus income units to deficit spending units, financial intermediaries foster expansion of the economic ...
  • Managing Used Oil Along the Mexico-U.S. Border 

    Eaton, David J. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007)
    This report describes and assesses policies for management of used oil in both the U.S. and Mexico, with particular focus on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area. The report begins with an evaluation of Texas’s used oil management ...
  • Manifiesto: The Texas Sales Tax Rebate and Cross-Border Mexican Shoppers 

    Mogab, John W.; Pisani, Michael J.; Nicols, Kay McGlashan; Welkey, Sharon; Wuest, Beth E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-10)
    Shoppers around the world cross borders from one country in order to shop in another. In fact, shopping is increasingly recognized as a primary motive for international travel. Nowhere is this more evident than at the ...
  • Maquiladora Prospects in a Global Environment 

    Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.; Barraza de Anda, Martha Patricia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-10)
    The Mexican in-bond assembly, or maquiladora, manufacturing sector has taken its fair share of lumps in recent years. The industry has experienced a business cycle downturn in the U.S., intermittent border closures, higher ...
  • Medicare in Mexico: Innovating for Fairness and Cost Savings 

    Warner, David C. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007)
    This publication presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage for U.S. retirees in Mexico. The project surveyed more than ...
  • Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border 

    Giusti, Cecilia (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-08)
    In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa ...
  • Remote Sensing and Clandestine Tire Pile Identification 

    Eaton, David J. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007)
    This report examines the waste tire problem along the Texas-Mexico border and explores the possibility of evaluating aerial imagery in GIS-based software in order to identify clandestine tire piles. Remote sensing technologies ...
  • Shaping Health Reform for the US-Mexico Border Region 

    Homedes, Núria; Ugalde, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-10)
    There is no area in the U.S. where improving health coverage and availability is more urgent than in the Texas-Mexico border, where population growth and disease rates rise, yet the number of physicians and dentists in the ...
  • Soft Landing: Indian IT Companies in Monterrey, Mexico 

    Laszlo, Kathia Castro; Laszlo, Alexander; De Fougères, Lorraine (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-12)
    Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has historically been considered an industrial city. In the last few years, a major shift has begun to propel the region beyond the confines of physical ...
  • Ten Years Hence, Is NAFTA Succeeding? 

    Weintraub, Sidney (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-06)
    In the early 1990s, the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, linking Canada, Mexico, and the United States, prompted intense debate. Today, ten years after the agreement took effect, it remains a flash point, much ...
  • The Texas-Mexico Trade Corridor 

    Lawrence, F. Barry (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-12)
    The U.S.-Mexico relationship has been rocky for some time, and there is little doubt that the current recession has made matters worse. The relationship between the two countries has been strained by competition for jobs, ...