• Exporting Tech from Texas 

    Walker, Bianca; Luft, David (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-08)
    From the days when the oil and cattle industries reigned in Texas to the current dominance of the information technology and manufacturing sectors, the state export environment has been historically rich. The second largest ...
  • A Giant Awakens: The Promises and Challenges of MERCOSUR 

    Stolp, Chandler; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-06)
    "A Giant Awakens: The Promises and Challenges of MERCOSUR" by Chandler Stolp: Mercosur (Mercado Comun del Sur, or the Common Market of the South) is the largest trade and investment bloc in the world after the European ...
  • 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 ...
  • Globalizing Texas: Exports and High-Tech Jobs 

    Kumar, Anil (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-06)
    Among the U.S. states, Texas has been at the forefront of globalization, which is characterized by the international flow not only of goods and services but also human and financial capital. A key factor in these high marks ...
  • Japan and a New International Security Paradigm 

    DiFilippo, Anthony (IC² Institute, 1999-03-11)
    Argues that Japan has the potential to be recognized as a post-Cold War superpower, but has not been able to do so because of a lack of military/nuclear power and its alignment with the U.S. Discusses two security options, ...
  • NAFTA Revisited: The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Maquiladora Employment 

    Gruben, William C. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-12)
    The rapid employment growth of the Mexican in-bond plants, or maquiladoras, lists prominently among the most conspicuous industrial phenomena occurring the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the four years ...
  • Structural Gaiastu: International Finance and Political Change in Japan 

    Pempel, T.J. (IC² Institute, 1999-04-21)
    Argues that the principal contributor to changes in Japan’s political economy is the decline of Japanese governmental control over capital flows and foreign exchange rates brought about by structural “gaiatsu”, or direct ...
  • 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, ...
  • Three's Company: U.S. Borders After September 11 

    Sinha, Tapen; Condon, Bradly J. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-02)
    The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, brought the issue of U.S. border security to the forefront. In the weeks following the attacks, heightened U.S. security measures ...
  • Trade, Corporatism, Clusters, and Japan as Bellweather 

    Phillips, Fred Y. (IC² Institute, 1999-02)
    Remarks on the trend toward corporatism in the U.S. and outlines the latest developments, namely the MAI treaty, and examines how what we know about Japanese business and society does and does not signal what we can expect ...