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Research Publications

Crossroads—Economic Trends in the Desert Southwest

Crossroads was published 2005–2017. Issues are available on FRASER, the Federal Reserve's economic history archive.

Issue 1, 2017

  • El Paso Booms, Headwinds Increase
    Marycruz De León and Jesus Mendoza-Hernandez

Issue 1, 2016

  • U.S.–Mexico Manufacturing: Back in the Race?
    Roberto A. Coronado and Marycruz De Leon

Issue 1, 2014

  • Tourism and Recreation a Bright Spot in the Big Bend Region
    Roberto A. Coronado and Marycruz De Leon

Issue 1, 2013

  • Southeast New Mexico Shines as State Economy Slowly Mends
    Avilia Bueno and Roberto A. Coronado

Issue 2, 2012

  • El Paso and Texas Border Cities Close the Gap in Per Capita Income
    Robert W. Gilmer and Roberto Coronado

Issue 1, 2012

  • New Mexico Recovery Still Struggles in 2012
    Monica Bonilla-Romero and Robert W. Gilmer

Issue 1, 2010

  • Is the Recession Over in El Paso?
    Jesus Cañas, Roberto Coronado and Robert W. Gilmer

Issue 2, 2007

  • El Paso Economy Sluggish in 2007: U.S. Slowdown Outweighs Fort Bliss Expansion
    Jesus Cañas, Robert W. Gilmer and Charles James
  • Correction: Low-Wage Occupations in El Paso

Issue 1, 2007

  • Low-Wage Occupations Remain a Hallmark of El Paso Economy
    Jesus Cañas, Robert W. Gilmer and Charles James
  • Mexico Regulatory Change Redefines Maquiladora
    Jesus Cañas and Robert W. Gilmer
  • Border Metros See Economic Growth

Issue 2, 2006

  • Housing Market Trends in El Paso
    Jesus Cañas, Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr.and Roberto Tinajero

Issue 1, 2006

  • The Economy of Southwest New Mexico
    Robert W. Gilmer

Issue 2, 2005

  • Border Cities: Economic Competitors or Complements?
    Jesus Cañas, Ebetuel Pallares and Luis Bernardo Torres Ruiz

Issue 1, 2005

  • Unconventional Natural Gas Drives New Mexico Rig Count
    Robert W. Gilmer
  • Cyclical Differences Emerge in Border City Economies
    Jesus Cañas, Roberto Coronado