Our Center presented its first research findings on April 6 in Mexico City. These are the first research findings stemming from our first call for research proposals last year. Some of the key findings presented include that Mexicans workers are complements to U.S. workers, not substitutes. You can read the story featuring our research highlights written by Alfredo Corchado published in the Dallas Morning News. Click here
The Texas-Mexico Center had its annual Symposium in Mexico City on April 6, where the first research findings were presented. We got great press coverage in Mexican media, which you can read in the links below.
Dean Matthew Myers, Cox School of Business, Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Texas-Mexico Center Executive Board and Dean Thomas DiPiero of Dedman College in Mexico City at the Center’s Annual Symposium.
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Texas needs foreign workers in order to keep up with its construction boom. It’s the state with the second largest amount of foreign born workers in the nation. Out of these 452,382 foreign born workers, 1/3 comes from Mexico.
Michael Cox and Richard Alm from the SMU O’Neal Center for Economic Freedom make a case on why Texas benefits from immigrant workers. You can read the complete article in this link: 32 – Foreign-Born Workers Important to Building Texas
The Texas-Mexico Center made the cover of Alliance Magazine and in it, we give our perspective on how NAFTA has been critical for the economic growth for both Texas and Mexico. You can read the story in this link: https://issuu.com/alliancemagazine/docs/alliance_2029-nov-2017-isuu
After our event “Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation,” Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne wrote an article in the Houston Chronicle in which he states that Texas is the state that would lose the most if the ongoing NAFTA talks go wrong, but could have a lot more to gain if it spoke in favor of a modernized agreement. To read the article, click here.
The Texas-Mexico Center featured Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Chris Wallace, President of the Texas Business Association and Matthew Myers, Deans of the SMU Cox School of Business, in its event titled “The Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation.” The event, done in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, focused on why NAFTA is key for Texas and why Texas should play a bigger part in the ongoing conversations. Read more about it in the press coverage both in Dallas and Mexico news outlets:
Dallas Business Journal:
Mexico national news:
Mexico Regional news:
El Instituto Nacional Electoral de Mexico (INE) lanzó una convocatoria para organizaciones de la sociedad civil establecidas tanto en México como en Estados Unidos para enviar proyectos que promuevan el voto de los mexicanos en el extranjero. El límite para recibir proyectos es el próximo 15 de noviembre. El monto máximo que recibirán los proyectos seleccionados serán de hasta un millón de pesos – o el equivalente en dólares en el caso de organizaciones en Estados Unidos.
Para conocer los requisitos, visita la siguiente liga: http://www.votoextranjero.mx/web/vmre/concurso
Our Center’s Director, Luisa del Rosal, weighs in on what NAFTA means for consumers, plus the different ways of measuring trade. Read the Houston Chronicle article by Lydia DePillis here.
This article by journalist Alfredo Corchado offers insights about the current state of affairs in Mexico as it prepares for a NAFTA renegotiation, including our Director’s insight on what this moment means specifically for the Texas-Mexico relationship. You can read the article here.
SMU Magazine featured our Center in its Fall 2017 issue. Read about our Center’s opening below:
Debajo la nota sobre la apertura de nuestro Centro en la edición Otoño 2017 de SMU Magazine (nota en inglés):