• 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 ...
  • A New Approach to Innovation & Growth in the Texas Technology Corridor 

    Sekora, Michael C.; Evans, Eliza (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006-08)
    Texas faces the challenge of maintaining and growing its capacity to innovate at a time when global competitors are aggressively pursuing markets that have generated economic success for Texas companies in the recent past. ...
  • New Gas Market Fundamentals: The Prospects for Liquefied Natural Gas 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-12)
    An increasingly volatile market price for U.S. natural gas, the inadequacy of domestic natural gas reserves, and the continuing development of new natural gas-based electric generation capacity have created a heightened ...
  • 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 ...
  • On the Roof: A Review of Texas Real Estate Markets 

    Anari, Ali; Gaines, James; Gilliland, Charles (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-12)
    As housing prices slip in many parts of the country, Texas market conditions, in general seem relatively stable. This review of real estate markets around Texas reveals that Texas, especially in relation to other states ...
  • On-line Recycling: Waste/Material Exchange in the Electronic Information Age 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-04)
    In recent years, public concern for environmental quality, high compliance and disposal costs, and reduction of landfill space has prompted many manufacturers and businesses to consider recycling or selling their wastes ...
  • Personnel Predicament: The Coming Human Resource Crisis in Texas Government 

    Greenfield, Stuart (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003-08)
    Approximately 5.6 million baby boomers live in Texas, comprising 26.9% of the state's population. As this group matures, so does the Texas workforce. This aging trend will significantly affect the state's general workforce ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part One: New Market Opportunity 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-04)
    Why isn't Texas - with its natural solar endowment, semi-conductor expertise, energy business talent, and scientific leadership - a national and global leader in the solar industry? This two-part TBR article establishes ...
  • Photovoltaics in Texas Part Two: Strategies for Growth 

    Kellison, J. Bruce; Evans, Eliza; Houlihan, Katharine; Hoffman, Michael; Kuhn, Michael; Serface, Joel; Pham, Tuan (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007-06)
    As the world turns to clean energy sources, Texas has a strategic opportunity to expand its traditional energy leadership capacity into solar power. This article is the second in a two-part series examining the photovoltaics ...
  • Plugging into the Texas Electricity Market: Avoiding the Mistakes of California 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001-10)
    If all goes as planned, by January 1, 2002, customer choice will have been introduced to most Texans currently served by investor-owned electric utilities. In some other states, like California, the transition to a competitive ...
  • Pollution Abatement Spending and Corporate Profitability: Texas Manufacturing 

    Fujii, Hidemichi; Kellison, J. Bruce; Gibson, David V. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-08)
    Manufacturing firms are generally on the front lines of environmental protection because most industrial pollution is a result of manufacturing activity. The problem is that firms do not have strong incentives for pollution ...
  • Reducing Income Inequalities: The Case of Austin 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000-04)
    According to many economic development specialists, cities that support high-tech industries can expect to show higher and longer running rates of growth. Such has been the case in Austin. However, economic growth does not ...
  • Regaining Ground: Business Development and the SBIR Program in Texas 

    Patterson, Fred (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-04)
    The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is a $2 billion federal set-aside for small, technology-oriented business development. SBIR funding helps young firms bring their products to market. Texas, despite a ...
  • The Regional Economic Impact of New Airport Construction: The Case of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-06)
    In the late 1980, it became apparent that Austin’s Robert Mueller Municipal Airport would not be equal to the demands generated by the growth of the city surrounding it. Consequently, in September 1993, Austin voters ...
  • Renewable Energy in Texas 

    Hoffner, John (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997-06)
    Examination of the production potential and demand in Texas for renewable energy from three sources: solar photovoltaic cells, wind and bioenergy.
  • Rethinking High Tech in Texas: Policy Challenges 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998-08)
    Defining “high technology” is not easy. However, one component of defining it has been widely accepted: a high percentage of both R&D expenditures and engineers and scientists. The assumption here is that high-tech industries, ...
  • Rewired for Competition: The Restructuring of Electricity Markets in Texas 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-08)
    Traditionally, the U.S. electric utility industry has been subject to a comprehensive system of government regulation. However, in the 1980s, policymakers and economists increasingly questioned the need for regulatory ...
  • Rewrapping the Package: Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance 

    Parrino, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002-12)
    The modern corporation is an efficient means of organizing large-scale production because it encourages efficient contracting. The corporate form of organization also facilitates combining the capital from many dispersed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Small Business in the Electronic Marketplace: A Blueprint for Survival 

    Ba, Sulin; Whinston, Andrew B.; Zhang, Han (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 1999-12)
    The digital economy is made possible by the World Wide Web is growing at an astounding rate. Digital products can be assembled, customized, and packaged in almost an infinite number of ways to meet changing customer demands ...