• Has Texas Become a Net Importer of Energy Resources? 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-06)
    Examination of whether Texas has become a new importer of energy resources. The answer depends on the method of comparison, by heating value or economic value.
  • The Hidden Costs of Payday Lending 

    Baylor, Don (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008-04)
    Payday lending, sometimes known as a cash advance, is a small, short-term, high interest loan that is intended to bridge the borrower's cash flow gap between pay periods. Payday loans are secured by access to the individual's ...
  • The Horse Before the Cart: Toward a More Rational Management of Economic Development Incentives 

    Oden, Michael D. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-06)
    The debate over the value of tax incentives as an economic development tool is primarily based on disagreement over the ability of state and local governments to act rationally and competently to improve the welfare of ...
  • In a State of Change: The Rapidly Growing and Increasingly Diverse Population of Texas 

    Peterson, D'Ann; Assanie, Laila (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-06)
    Rich natural resources, abundant land, a central location within the United States, and a business-friendly environment have long attracted both immigrants and U.S. natives to Texas. As a result, the state has grown faster, ...
  • 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 ...
  • An Integrated Economic Development Budget: Putting Apples and Oranges in the Same Basket 

    Lavine, Dick (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-02)
    Scattered throughout the state budget, these programs surface not only in the Texas Department of Economic Development and the Texas Workforce Commission, but also in agencies as disparate as the Texas Agricultural Extension ...
  • The Internet and Manufacturing 

    Chapman, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-10)
    Commercialization of the Internet has been one of the hottest topics around the world in recent years. The growth of this medium and the new capabilities deliverable on the World Wide Web has excited entrepreneurs, ...
  • Internet Business Method Patents 

    Allison, John R.; Tiller, Emerson H. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-10)
    "Internet Business Method Patents" by John R. Allison and Emerson H. Tiller: Companies operating over the Internet have aggressively pursued business method patents in recent years. While there has been much criticism about ...
  • Internet Marketing: Advertising as Information 

    Wilcox, Gary (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-02)
    At the beginning of this century, a new advertising industry came of age in the United States. Now, at the turn of the 21st century, new global media and audiences are reshaping this industry and the advertising we see. ...
  • The Internet, Insurance, and Latin America 

    Sinha, Tapen (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-12)
    The increasingly rapid rate of change in technology has been accompanied by an increasingly rapid rate of consumer acceptance and the effects of this new technology on industry have been revolutionary. The main driver of ...
  • It's All in Your Head: The Promise of Intellectual Property 

    Bratic, Walter (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-06)
    In today’s knowledge-based global economy, intellectual assets often supersede physical assets as the basis of corporate value. Increasingly, companies build their competitive advantage upon a foundation of intellectual ...
  • The Lab-to-Market Road: Assessing the Texas Advanced Technology Program 

    Jarrett, James E.; Meyer, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-12)
    In 1987, the state legislature appropriated funds for applied research to diversify the state’s economy through the Texas Advanced Technology Program (ATP). These funds targeted projects to educate the state’s scientists ...
  • 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 ...
  • "Location, Location, Location" in Cyberspace: E-Commerce and the Domain Name System 

    Tiller, Emerson H. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-06)
    Computers route actual data packets according to Internet protocol addresses, but these numbers are difficult for people to remember. The domain name system was developed so that easily remembered names, rather than their ...
  • 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 ...
  • Market Opportunities for Recycling in Texas Manufacturing Industries 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-08)
    Report on a study of the opportunities for and challenges of incorporating recycled materials in the production processes of twelve important manufacturing industries in Texas, including, among others, the primary and ...
  • Market-based Government Activities in Texas: A Sampling from the Local and State Levels 

    Baker, John H.; Denby, Kimberly; Jarrett, James E. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005-08)
    As government seeks to hold the line on broad-based tax rates, some departments and agencies have implemented market-based activities as a means to maintain and expand public services. Two entrepreneurial success stories ...
  • More Support for College Education Would Yield Large Dividends in Texas 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Ayala, Sofía G. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-02)
    States and regions with large numbers of educated workers enjoy many social and economic benefits, including low crime rates, high-technology-based employment, high per-capita income, and high wages. It follows that state ...
  • 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 ...