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Dallas Fed, CIDE Conference to Examine U.S.–Mexico Economic Ties

Experts to discuss trade and immigration trends, potential implications of a NAFTA renegotiation

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2017

DALLAS—An upcoming conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will take a timely look at the close and mutually beneficial economic relationship between the United States and Mexico.

U.S.–Mexico Ties in the 21st Century: Trade and Immigration in a New Era will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at the Dallas Fed, 2200 N. Pearl St. Media registration is required. Contact Jennifer Chamberlain, 214-922-6748.

Topics will include trends in U.S.–Mexico trade and immigration, possible implications of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation, regional economic development and the rise of Mexico’s automotive industry.

Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), the conference will provide a broad perspective from leading experts in both countries. Featured speakers include:

  • David Weller, head of global trade policy at Google. A former U.S. trade representative, Weller is an expert on international trade issues, particularly as they relate to technology and e-commerce.
  • Luz Maria de la Mora, country director for WEConnect International in Mexico. De la Mora has held multiple posts within the Mexican government and was involved with the design of NAFTA.
  • Pia Orrenius, Dallas Fed vice president and senior economist. Affiliated with several academic institutions, Orrenius is a leading expert on the labor market impacts of immigration, unauthorized immigration and U.S. immigration policy.

Additional information about the conference, including a complete list of confirmed speakers, can be found on the Dallas Fed’s website. The event is open to the public, and registration is available online through May 5. The fee is $35 or $25 for students.


Media contact:
Jennifer Chamberlain
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-6748