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Southwest Economy

1992 - 2023

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Mexico recovering from pandemic slowdown; structural issues persist Downloads
Michael Weiss
Texas to get new type of refinery: a lithium refinery Downloads
Michael D. Plante and Jessica Rindels
Mexico awaits ‘nearshoring’ shift as China boosts its direct investment Downloads
Aparna Jayashankar and Luis Torres
Energy transition means more than just additional electric vehicles Downloads
Pia M. Orrenius
Texas’ cheap housing edge slipping away as resilient demand outpaces supply Downloads
Wenhua Di and Aparna Jayashankar
District banks meet challenging times from position of strength Downloads
Ben Munyan
Mexican IT services firm pitches ‘nearshoring’ as alternative to overseas ties Downloads
Jesus Cañas
Bankers, regulators absorb lessons of Silicon Valley Bank failure as new tests emerge Downloads
Michael Weiss

2022, articles Third Quarter

New Dallas Fed President’s Observations, Outlook Downloads
Lorie Logan
Maquiladoras, Mexico’s Engine of Trade, Driven to Navigate Evolving Demand Downloads
Jesus Cañas
Supply Chains Slowly Mend as Texas Firms View Recovery in 2023 Downloads
Emily Kerr and Christopher Slijk
Big Federal Stimulus, Home-Value Spike Won’t Ease Next Slump Downloads
Jason Saving
Globalization Remains a Force Despite Pandemic, Political Strains Downloads
Michael Weiss
Spotlight: Texas Exports Reach New Record Despite Strong Dollar Downloads
Mytiah Caldwell, Jesus Cañas and Luis Torres
Around the Region: Office Markets Slowly Emerge from Pandemic Slump Downloads
Laila Assanie

2022, articles 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, articles Fourth Quarter

Less-tight labor market helps Texas grow faster than U.S. during pandemic Downloads
Anil Kumar
Spotlight—Increasing Texas power bills: Blame costlier natural gas, rising fees Downloads
Jesse Thompson
H-E-B seeks path during era of consumer wariness, persistently rising costs Downloads
Michael Weiss
Texas economy rides wave of changing technology and diffusion of know-how Downloads
Laila Assanie and Yichen Su
Around the region: Texas metro unemployment rates drop but remain above early 2020 levels Downloads
Pia Orrenius and Ana Pranger
Go Figure: If Texas were a country… Downloads
Ana Pranger

2022, articles 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, articles 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, articles 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, articles 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, articles 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
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