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Jesus CaƱas

Senior Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Jesus CanasJesus Cañas is a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas analyzing regional economic growth. He has written articles for academic journals such as Annals of Regional Science and Growth and Change and co-edited Ten Gallon Economy: Sizing up Economic Growth in Texas. His research also focuses on issues pertaining to the Mexican economy, the U.S.–Mexico border economy and cross-border manufacturing. His publication Texas Border Cities Illustrate Benefits and Challenges of Trade has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal as well as in all major Texas newspapers.

Cañas is member of the Mission Foods Texas-México Center Faculty Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University (SMU) charged with the task of improving the Texas-Mexico relationship in its economic, political, social, and cultural aspects. He is also an adjunct professor at SMU. Cañas holds a BA in economics and finance and an MS in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • University of Texas at El Paso, MS in Economics, 2002
  • University of Texas at El Paso, BBA in Finance and Economics, 1997

Employment

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2/11–Present
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, 10/96–1/11

Academic Publications

  • “The Impact of Maquiladoras on U.S. Border Cities," with Roberto Coronado, Robert W Gilmer, and Eduardo Saucedo, Growth and Change 44(3) 415–42. 2013.
  • "Do Remittances Boost Economic Development? Evidence from Mexican States," with Pia Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny and Roberto Coronado, Law and Business Review of the Americas, Fall 2010.
  • “Maquiladora Employment Dynamics in Nuevo Laredo,” with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr, Growth and Change, March 2007
  • "Regional Business Cycle Integration Along the U.S.–Mexico Border," with Keith Phillips, The Annals of Regional Science, February 2007.
  • “Maquiladora Downturn: Structural Change or Cyclical Factors?” with Roberto Coronado and Robert W. Gilmer, International Business and Economics Research Journal, August 2004 >

Edited Volumes, Book Chapters and Articles in Conference Volumes:

  • Ten-Gallon Economy: Sizing up Texas’ Economic Growth, Pia M. Orrenius, Jesus Cañas and Michael Weiss, eds. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • "Texas Comparative Advantage and Manufacturing Exports," with Luis Torres and Christina English in Ten-Gallon Economy: Sizing up Texas’ Economic Growth, Pia M. Orrenius, Jesus Cañas and Michael Weiss, eds. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • “U.S.–Mexico Remittances: Recent Trends and Measurement Issues,” with Pia Orrenius and Roberto Coronado in Migration, Trade and Development: Conference Proceedings, James Hollifield, Pia Orrenius and Thomas Osang, eds., Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2007.
  • Business Cycle Indexes: A Composite Measure of Local Economies" Jesus Canas, Regional Econometrics, describes the construction and use of composite indexes of regional economic activity. December 2006
  • “El empleo en la frontera de Texas y el crecimiento de las maquiladoras,” with Roberto Coronado and Robert W. Gilmer, Acontecimientos Recientes sobre Desarrollo Económico Fronterizo, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Conference Proceedings Book, Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, ed., 2006

Dallas Fed Publications

Other Publications

  • “U.S.–Mexico Remittances: Recent Trends and Measurement Issues,” with Pia Orrenius and Roberto Coronado in Migration, Trade and Development: Conference Proceedings, James Hollifield, Pia Orrenius and Thomas Osang, eds., Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2007.
  • Business Cycle Indexes: A Composite Measure of Local Economies" Jesus Canas, Regional Econometrics, describes the construction and use of composite indexes of regional economic activity. December 2006
  • “El empleo en la frontera de Texas y el crecimiento de las maquiladoras,” with Roberto Coronado and Robert W. Gilmer, Acontecimientos Recientes sobre Desarrollo Económico Fronterizo, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Conference Proceedings Book, Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, ed., tor forthcoming, Summer 2006
  • “Commentary on Charter Evolution in Maquiladoras: A Case Study of Reynosa, Tamaulipas,” Maquiladoras Today, Conference Proceedings Book, Second NOBE/REF International Economic Research Forum, Editor Van Miller, Summer 2006

Working Papers

Dallas Fed Conferences Organized

  • Sizing Up Texas' Growth Conference Series
    • “Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook November 4”, 2016 Dallas Texas
    • “Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook August 7”, 2015 Houston Texas
  • “The Political Economy of Texas–Mexico: Common Bonds, Shared Challenges,” April 7–8, 2016 Dallas Texas
  • “Ten-Gallon Economy: Sizing Up Texas’ Growth,” November 7, 2014 Dallas Texas
  • “México: How to Tap Progress,” November 2012, Houston Texas
  • “U.S. and Mexico Manufacturing: Common Bonds,” November 2010, El Paso Texas
  • “Cross-Border Shopping Activity,” January 2006, San Antonio Texas
  • “The U.S. and Mexico: Are We Still Connected?” November 2005, Houston Texas
  • “Framing the Future: Tomorrow's Border Economy” December 2004, El Paso Texas
  • "U.S. - Mexico Border Economic Indicators Methodology Workshop" August 2004, El Paso Texas
  • “Maquiladora Downturn: Structural Change or Cyclical Factors?” November 2003, South Padre Island Texas
  • “Second NOBE/REF International Economic Research Forum: Maquiladoras Today,” November 15, 2002 El Paso Texas
  • “First NOBE/REF International Research Forum: The U.S.–Mexico Border Economy in the 21st Century,” June 2001, Tijuana Baja California, Mexico

Contributions

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