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Southwest Economy

1992 - 2022

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2022, issue Second Quarter

Looking Back: Harris County Five Years After Hurricane Harvey Hit Downloads
Luis Torres
Changing Economy Likely to Test Banks as Stimulus Ends, Growth Slows Downloads
Amy Chapel and Kory A. Killgo
Houston, Still an Energy Town, Largely Pins Growth on the Sector Downloads
Jesse Thompson
Crypto Miners Eye Texas for Energy Abundance; Banks View Digital Entrée Downloads
Jill Cetina and Ally Hoffman
Trade Binds Central America, Mexico to U.S. Despite Past Inequities Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Federal Dollars Could Drive Electric Vehicle Charging Across Texas Downloads
Michael Plante and Jessica Rindels
Around the Region: Texas Home Prices Rose at Record Pace in 2021 Downloads
Luis Torres

2022, issue First Quarter

Looking Back: Shale Oil Boom Gave Permian Basin a Second Life Downloads
Jesse Thompson
Students Cut College During Pandemic; Their Return Is Uncertain Downloads
Mytiah Caldwell and Wenhua Di
Turbulent Economy Tests Texans Who Lack Financial Knowledge Downloads
Emma Marshall, Pia Orrenius and Michael Weiss
Cross-Border Manufacturing Rises from Pandemic Lows Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: New Mexico Marijuana Legalization’s Costs, Benefits Remain Unclear Downloads
Keighton Hines and Pia Orrenius
Around the Region: Texas Reclaims Jobs Lost in Pandemic; Some Metros Still Trying to Catch Up Downloads
Juliette Coia and Pia Orrenius

2021, issue Third Quarter

President's Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan
Once-Oil-Dependent Texas Economy to Keep Growing as Renewable Energy Expands Downloads
Keith Phillips and Christopher Slijk
Federal Support Keeps State Budgets (Including Texas’) Healthy amid Tumult from COVID-19-Induced Economic Ills Downloads
Jason Saving
Technology Displaced Workers in Pandemic; Retraining Must Expand Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Missteps Along U.S.–Mexico Border Hinder Movement of COVID-19 Biomedical Trade Downloads
Roberto Coronado and Keighton Hines
Go Figure: Birth Rates Falling Faster in Texas than U.S Downloads
James Lee, Pia Orrenius and Ana Pranger

2021, issue Second Quarter

Federal COVID-19 Relief Aided Consumer Debt, Though Immigrant Texans Derived Less Benefit Downloads
Wenhua Di and Chloe N. Smith
Texas Winter Deep Freeze Broke Refining, Petrochemical Supply Chains Downloads
Jesse Thompson
Texas Restaurants Find Change on Postpandemic Menu Downloads
Michael Weiss
Banks Face New Challenges as Texas Rebounds from COVID-19 Shock Downloads
Amy Chapel, Kory A. Killgo and Kelly Klemme
Spotlight: Oil Patch Productivity Rises; Jobs Vanish Downloads
Garrett Golding and Sean Howard
Go Figure: Women Took Brunt of Pandemic Job Loss as Priorities Shifted to Home Downloads
Camila Holm and Yichen Su
President’s Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan

2021, issue Fourth Quarter

Largest Texas Metros Lure Big-City, Coastal Migrants During Pandemic Downloads
Wenli Li and Yichen Su
Texas Joblessness Persists Above U.S. Rate, Weighing on Black, Hispanic Workers Downloads
Anil Kumar
Semiconductors Key to Global Growth; Geographic Supply Risks Loom Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Natural Gas Demand Recovers, Lifts Prices Downloads
Jesse Thompson
Go Figure: Pandemic, Remote Learning Undo STAAR Test Gains; Texas Student Scores Slide Downloads
James Lee and Christopher Slijk

2021, issue First Quarter

President’s Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan
COVID-19 Slammed into Texas, Leaving Long-Lasting Impacts Downloads
Emily Kerr, Keith Phillips and Judy Teng
COVID-19 Poses Stubborn Challenge to Economic Growth in Mexico Downloads
Jesus Cañas and Chloe N. Smith
On the Record: A Conversation with Alan D. Viard - Value-Added Tax Could Restrain Long-Term Federal Debt Downloads
Michael Weiss
Go Figure: Collapsing Fuel Demand Tanks Texas Exports During Pandemic’s Peak Downloads
Pia Orrenius
Spotlight: Pandemic Pushes Texas Minority Unemployment Beyond Highs Reached During Great Recession Downloads
Carlee Crocker and Pia Orrenius
Snapshot: Dining Out Picks Up in Texas, Houston Downloads
Jesse Thompson

2020, issue Third Quarter

COVID-19’s Fiscal Ills: Busted Texas Budgets, Critical Local Choices Downloads
Jason Saving
Texas Economy Mends in Fits and Starts from Pandemic’s Onslaught Downloads
Christopher Slijk
On the Record: A Conversation with Gary A. Hoover - Looking to Economics for Help in Addressing Enduring Discrimination Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Energy Sector Slow to Recover from Malaise Arising from Effects of Global Pandemic Downloads
Emma Marshall and Pia Orrenius
Go Figure: Vehicle Sales Highlight Surprising Resilience in Spending During Pandemic Downloads
Christopher Slijk and Chloe N. Smith
Snapshot: Texas Employment Estimate Debuts Downloads
Jesus Cañas, Carlee Crocker and Keith Phillips
President’s Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan

2020, issue Second Quarter

Small Business Hardships Highlight Relationship with Lenders in COVID-19 Era Downloads
Wenhua Di, Nathaniel Pattison and Chloe N. Smith
COVID-19, Oil Price Collapse, Dimming Outlook for Banks in 2020 Downloads
Amy Chapel and Kory Killgo
On the Record: A Conversation with Janie Barrera - LiftFund’s Miscrolending Customers Battle to Survive COVID-19 Shock Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Black Workers at Risk for 'Last Hired, First Fired' Downloads
Aquil Jones and Joseph Tracy
Go Figure: COVID-19 Tanks Fuel Consumption, Prices Downloads
Jesse Thompson
President’s Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan

2020, issue Fourth Quarter

COVID-19 Fuels Sudden, Surging Demand for Suburban Housing Downloads
Laila Assanie and Yichen Su
Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Provided Much-Needed Fiscal Support Downloads
Anil Kumar
On the Record: A Conversation with Bill Gilmer - Energy Woes to Weigh on Houston Recovery, Local Economist Says Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Lower U.S. Crude Oil Production Decreases Output, Raises Price of Natural Gas Downloads
Camila Holm and Jesse Thompson
Go Figure: Loan Delinquencies Start to Climb After Falling with Stimulus and Relief Downloads
Carlee Crocker and Wenhua Di
President’s Perspective Downloads
Robert S. Kaplan

2020, issue First Quarter

Mexico’s Higher Costs Under USMCA May Potentially Offset Gains from China-Related Trade Spurt with U.S Downloads
Armando Aguirre, Jesus Cañas, Alfonso Cebreros and Daniel Chiquiar
Mexico Seeks to Reduce Consumers' Longstanding Reliance on Cash Downloads
Michael Perez
Groundwater Markets Slowly Evolve in Ever-Thirstier Texas Downloads
Keith Phillips and Judy Teng
On the Record: A Conversation with Fang Yang - Policy Changes Could Boost Women’s Participation in U.S. Workforce Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Permian Basin’s Shale-Era Oil Production Rises Even as Rig Count Falls Downloads
Emma Marshall and Jesse Thompson
Go Figure: Migrant Apprehensions at U.S.–Mexico Border Spike in 2019 Downloads
Carlee Crocker, Pia Orrenius and Chloe N. Smith
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