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THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE U.S.-MEXICO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: ANALYSIS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL FAST TRACK VOTE

Frederick O. Boadu and Marla R. Thompson

Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1993, vol. 25, issue 2, 9

Abstract: This paper presents an empirical analysis of the strategic forces shaping U.S.-Mexico trade relationships and the possibilities of extending the trade agreement to the rest of the Americas. The paper concludes that constituency interests, party loyalty, the proportion of a state's population of Hispanic origin, and the influence of textile-related employment in the state were significant explanatory factors in the Congressional Fast Track vote that occurred in May of 1991.

Keywords: International Relations/Trade; Political Economy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1993
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.15037

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