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EC4340: The Border Economy
Guide created in Spring 2020 for EC4340A - Special Topics in Economics: The Border Economy
"A grassroots, non-profit organization that serves as a forum for participants to address key issues affecting trade, travel and security in North America. Working with entities in Canada, Mexico and the United States, the BTA advocates on behalf of policies and initiatives designed to improve border affairs and trade relations among the three nations."
Includes Crime & Safety Reports and other data. Search by country name. Be sure to check out Mexico for border information. From the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) under the US Department of State.
"U.S./ Mexico Border directory provides information useful for conducting business in the region between the two countries. Included here are support services like hotel lodgings, transportation or freight service, and manufacturing consulting services."
"The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues."
Guide include links to Mexican news sources, various US and Mexican official sources, and lots more. It is a large guide that includes materials we can access and databases to which we do not subscribe.
Independent economics program at UT El Paso that models the border including topics like "demography, employment, personal income, retail sales, residential real estate, transportation, international commerce, water consumption, and cross border manufacturing."
"a public policy research unit dedicated to the study of problems and issues unique to the U.S./Mexico border economy and North Tamaulipas. CBEST conducts interdisciplinary research that support economic development, trade, entrepreneurship, innovation, social mobility, and access. Among its technical reports, the Center publishes the Border Business Brief (BBB), a newsletter on economic indicators and forecasts of the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas and North Tamaulipas." At UT RGV.