Roberto Coronado

Roberto Coronado
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas · El Paso Branch

PhD

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This paper examines the effects of drug-related crimes on employment in Mexico at the state level during the period 2005–2014. Results indicate that such crimes have a negative impact on employment. We are able to decompose employment into low-skilled and high-skilled employment, and results are heterogeneous among both types of employment. Results...
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The maquiladora industry has been a major economic engine along the US-Mexico border. For decades, economists have studied the maquiladora's impact on border cities. Using a relatively new dataset, we estimate that impact on US border cities from 2007 to 2012. For the border region as a whole, we find that a 10 percent increase in maquiladora wages...
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Drug-related homicides in Ciudad Juárez drastically increased beginning in 2008. Few studies have been carried out which assess the economic impacts of crime and homicides. Furthermore, the existing literature generally lacks regional assessment efforts. Because of geographical proximity and close economic ties, this paper reviews some of the poten...
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The maquiladora industry has been a major economic engine along the US-Mexico border. For decades, economists have studied the maquiladora’s impact on border cities. Using a relatively new dataset, we estimate that impact on US border cities from 2007 to 2012. For the border region as a whole, we find that a 10 percent increase in maquiladora wages...
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The Mexican economy has grown robustly following the worst recession since the peso crisis of 1994. Gross domestic product (GDP) growth surged 5.4 percent in 2010, surpassing expectations. Though the pace of expansion slowed in early 2011 as the U.S. engine sputtered, forecasts call for a slight pickup in the second half. ; The recovery is the prod...
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For decades, the maquiladora industry has been a major economic engine along the U.S.–Mexico border. Since the 1970s, researchers have analyzed how the maquiladora industry affects cities along both sides of the border. Gordon Hanson (2001) produced the first comprehensive study on the impact of the maquiladoras on U.S. border cities, considering t...
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The rolling recessions of the 1970s and 1980s were characterized by industry and region specific shocks that led to large dispersions in the economic performance of regions across the U.S. The 1970s were primarily impacted by sharply rising energy prices that hit the manufacturing states hard while stimulating growth in the energy states.> ; The 19...
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In December 2007, the U.S. economy entered a mild recession, a downturn that would ultimately trigger the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and a fall into one of the longest and deepest recessions of the past 60 years. Growth returned to the U.S. in mid-2009 but remains too slow to make inroads into stubbornly high unemployment. Vi...
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Remittances have been promoted as a development tool because they can raise incomes and reduce poverty rates in developing countries. Remittances may also promote development by providing funds that recipients can spend on education or health care or invest in entrepreneurial activities. From a macroeconomic perspective, remittances can boost aggre...
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Mexicans living in the U.S. are sending less money home. In 2009, remittances to Mexico totaled $21.5 billion, a 15 percent decline from 2008. With the exception of October 2008, remittances have been decreasing since mid-2007.
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For decades, Mexico's maquiladoras have been a major growth engine in the Rio Grande region, and monthly reports on the industry's employment, wages and production were key barometers for the border region's economy. ; We developed a model to estimate Juarez's monthly maquiladora employment. This model will continue to be a timely indicator of El P...
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In this paper, I analyze the business cycle properties of remittances and output series for three pairs of countries: United States-Mexico, United States-El Salvador, and Germany-Turkey. Using an unobserved components state-space model (via the Beveridge-Nelson decomposition), I decompose the remittances and output series into stochastic permanent...
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El Paso's efforts to move beyond low-wage manufacturing and services jobs will get a boost from next year's opening of a new medical school. Along with other new and expanded health care facilities, the school could serve as a catalyst for bringing well-paying professional jobs to West Texas. ; The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine will be the 10th...
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En los años noventa, la frontera sur de Estados Unidos lideró a la nación en la caída de los crímenes sobre la propiedad, mientras que los crímenes violentos disminuyeron dos veces más rápido en todo el país que en los condados fronterizos. En este documento se encontró que las aprehensiones de inmigrantes están correlacionadas con los crímenes vio...
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Trade between the U.S. and Mexico has boomed over the past 10 years due partly to the significant reduction in tariffs from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the strong growth in the maquiladora industry. While commercial trade between the countries is well documented, less is known about the size of the cross‐border retail trade...
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Summary and discussion of the three papers in this session: "Leveraging remittances for development" by Dilip Ratha; "Remittances and their microeconomic impacts: evidence from Latin America" by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes; and "The relationship between international migration, trade, and development: some paradoxes and findings" by J. Edward Taylor....
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Over the past 10 years, trade between the United States and Mexico has boomed, partly because of the significant reduction in tariffs from NAFTA and the strong growth in the maquiladora indus- try. Along with the expansion in trade, there has been strong population growth along the northern border of Mexico. Generally, the population in Mexican bor...
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Of prime interest to border economies is exchange rate performance and currency valuation. Commonly used tools for this task include purchasing power parity (PPP) nominal benchmarks, and inflation-adjusted trade-weighted indices. The latter have the advantage of relying on commonly available international macroeconomic data but overlook microeconom...
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The Tijuana maquiladora sector has grown enormously over the past two decades. Short-term time series characteristics of this segment of the regional economy are analyzed in an attempt to clarify labor market behavior associated with this remarkable performance. Parameter estimation is accomplished using linear transfer function analysis. Data are...
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Mexicos maquiladora industry is currently the focus of much attention in the media, in corporate boardrooms, and among Mexican government officials. After watching the maquiladora industry sustain its biggest ever employment decline in recent years, many observers now question the industrys future in Mexico. The 2001 U.S. economic recession took a...
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As a consequence of the rapid growth of temporary agency employment in Germany, the debate on the remuneration of temporary agency workers has intensified recently. The study finds that the earnings gap of temporary help workers in Germany is indeed large and increased during the past decade. Decomposition reveals that the widening gap mainly is dr...
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Border crime rates lie consistently below the national average. In the 1990s, however, while there as a large decline in property-related crime along the U.S.-Mexico border, violent crime rates began to converge to the national average. At the same time, legal and illegal immigration from Mexico surged and border enforcement rose to unprecedented l...
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Of prime interest to border economies is exchange rate performance and currency valuation. Commonly used tools for this task include purchasing power parity nominal benchmarks and inflation adjusted trade-weighted indices. The latter have the advantage of relying upon commonly available international macroeconomic data, but overlook other informati...
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Of prime interest to border economies is exchange rate performance and currency valuation. Commonly used tools for this task include purchasing power parity (PPP) nominal benchmarks, and inflation‐adjusted trade‐weighted indices. The latter have the advantage of relying on commonly available international macroeconomic data but overlook microeeonom...
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El desempeño del tipo de cambio y la valoración de la moneda son de interés primordial para las economías fronterizas. Las herramientas normalmente utilizadas para esta tarea incluyen las referencias nominales de la paridad del poder de compra y los índices de inflación ajustados por ponderaciones de comercio. Este último tiene la ventaja de contar...
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The El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas held a daylong conference, “U.S.–Mexico Manufacturing: Common Bonds,” in November 2010 to assess the future of U.S.–Mexico trade in manufactured goods following the global recession. Speakers reviewed the prospects for bilateral trade and Mexico’s maquiladora plants, which typically take inpu...
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In the 1990s, the U.S. border led the nation in the decline of property-related crimes, while violent crime rates fell twice as fast in the U.S. as in the median border county. This paper asks how changes in undocumented immigration and border enforcement have played a role in generating these divergent trends. We find that while migrant apprehensi...

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