• Emergent Entrepreneurs: Latina-Owned Businesses in the Borderlands 

    Robles, Bárbara J.; Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004-10)
    During the 1990s, the number of Latina small businesses grew by an extraordinary 209 percent. These privately-held, majority-owned businesses accounted for $29.4 billion in receipts and employed nearly 198,000 workers. ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...