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Global Perspectives: Ursula Burns on Coaching, Diversity and Advancing the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Mark A. Wynne

Burns and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discussed her career, the importance of coaches and mentors, the case for quotas and advice for the next generation of female leaders.

July 27, 2021

Global Perspectives: Betsy Price on Being Fort Worth Mayor, Governing and Bipartisanship

Mark A. Wynne

Price and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discussed her political career, the challenges she faced in office and the need for bipartisanship to get government business done.

July 20, 2021

Investment in Mexico Falls Despite Rise in Remittances

Jesus Cañas and Chloe Smith

Mexico has grown more dependent on foreign direct investment and remittances after total investment declined sharply for a fourth consecutive year in 2020.

June 29, 2021

Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2021

Go Figure: Women Took Brunt of Pandemic Job Loss as Priorities Shifted to Home

Design: Olu Eseyin; Content: Yichen Su, Camila L. Holm

Working women fared worse than men in the pandemic—a reversal from the Great Recession.

June 18, 2021

A Tale of Boom and Bust: What Drives Dry Bulk Freight Rates?

David S. Jacks and Martin Stuermer

As events in the past year have amply demonstrated, volatility in shipping markets is very much back after a period of relative tranquility.

May 04, 2021

Southwest Economy, First Quarter 2021

Go Figure: Collapsing Fuel Demand Tanks Texas Exports During Pandemic’s Peak

Design: Justin Chavira; Content: Emma Marshall, Pia Orrenius

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on Texas energy exports. U.S. energy exports excluding Texas were dramatically less affected.

April 09, 2021

Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2020

Small Business Hardships Highlight Relationship with Lenders in COVID-19 Era

Wenhua Di, Nathaniel Pattison and Chloe Smith

The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted normal small business operations and will likely limit the ability of many enterprises to stay financially afloat.

June 23, 2020

Emerging-Market Economies Face COVID-19 and a 'Sudden Stop' in Capital Flows

Scott Davis

A rise in global risk at a time of investor risk aversion led to a rapid flight from emerging-market assets.

April 14, 2020

Southwest Economy, First Quarter 2020

Mexico’s Higher Costs Under USMCA May Potentially Offset Gains from China-Related Trade Spurt with U.S.

Daniel Chiquiar, Jesus Cañas, Armando Aguirre and Alfonso Cebreros

Approval of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) could change trade within the North American region, affecting output and weakening North America’s global competitiveness.

April 06, 2020

Southwest Economy, Fourth Quarter 2019

Gentrification Transforming Neighborhoods in Big Texas Cities

Yichen Su

An influx of new, affluent residents has descended on gentrifying neighborhoods around Texas’ four largest cities, while increasing housing costs have led some low-income households and at-risk populations to locate in more suburban areas.

December 30, 2019

Research Events

Forging a New Path in North American Trade and Immigration

This conference explored what the future may bring to this deep economic relationship and the challenges and opportunities presented by the proposed United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).

September 26, 2019

GDP Gain Realized in Shale Boom’s First 10 Years

Mine Yücel and Michael D. Plante

The U.S. shale boom has benefited the nation’s oil trade balance and oil-producing regions and led to unusually large employment and output gains.

August 20, 2019

Labor Scarcity, Trade Woes Squeeze Texas Business, Survey Finds

Emily Kerr and Christopher Slijk

Businesses face difficulty both trying to hire in a historically tight labor market and navigating tariffs and trade policy uncertainty.

July 11, 2019

Globally Competitive Texas Exports Sensitive to U.S. Trade Policy

Jesus Cañas and Stephanie Gullo

Texas, the nation’s largest exporting state, enjoys a strong position in world trade. The state continues to see exports climb, and it exhibits a manufacturing edge in energy-related products and intermediate goods based on an index of comparative advantage.

April 11, 2019

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