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Production sharing and real business cycles in a small open economy

Production sharing and vertical specialization account for a significant share of trade between developed and developing countries. The Mexican maquiladora industry provides an ideal example of production sharing in a small open economy. The typical "maquila" imports most of its inputs from and exports all its output to the United States.> ; This article tries to determine to what extent production sharing, as in the Mexican maquiladora, can serve as a transmission mechanism of business cycles in small open economies. We utilize a simple two-sector small open economy model of real ...
Globalization Institute Working Papers , Paper 05

Working Paper
Did NAFTA really cause Mexico's high maquiladora growth?

Although Mexico's maquiladora or in-bond plant system is an important and well-recognized component of Mexico-U.S. trade, the connection between the acceleration in maquiladora growth and NAFTA is less clearly understood. A broad cross-section of maquiladora observers - including journalists, political activists, industry analysts, and professors -- argue that Mexico's maquiladoras have been strongly influenced by NAFTA and have grown rapidly as a result. There are reasons to wonder if these conjectures are correct. I test for the contribution of NAFTA to fluctuations in maquiladora ...
Center for Latin America Working Papers , Paper 0301

Journal Article
Maquiladora industry: past, present and future

Business Frontier

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Workers' remittances to Mexico

Business Frontier

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The economy of Southwest New Mexico

Crossroads

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Cyclical differences emerge in border city economies

Crossroads

Journal Article
Regional update : Texas midyear report favorable

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 15

Discussion Paper
Analyzing the export flow from Texas to Mexico

From 1997 to 2008, Texas shipped 40 percent of its manufacturing exports to Mexico. This puts Texas-Mexico among the largest state-country trading relationships. But this share has been declining recently. A gravity equation cannot account for either of these facts, even though Texas and Mexico share a border. This positive contiguity effect is not unique in state export data. I study the features of the Texas-Mexico relationship to try to account for the size of the export flow and the recent decline in share. Data limitations prevent a full accounting, but the most likely feature is the ...
Staff Papers , Issue Oct

Journal Article
Explaining the increase in remittances to Mexico

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 3-7

Journal Article
Banking industry evolution along the Texas-Mexico border

Southwest Economy , Issue Jul , Pages 11-13

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