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Roberto A. Coronado

Senior Vice President in Charge of El Paso and San Antonio Branches
Senior Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roberto Coronado Roberto Coronado is senior vice president in charge of the Dallas Fed’s San Antonio and El Paso branches. He also oversees law enforcement functions, government relations and economic education programs across all offices of the Eleventh Federal Reserve District.

Coronado is a senior economist and member of the regional group of the Bank’s Research Department. In that capacity, he provides regional input into the Dallas Fed’s monetary policy process and is responsible for monitoring and tracking economic and business activity in West, Central and South Texas as well as southern New Mexico.

His research focuses on issues pertaining to the Mexican economy, U.S.–Mexico economic integration and border issues. Coronado has written articles for various Federal Reserve publications and academic journals in both the United States and Mexico.

Coronado serves as a director for the Texas Lyceum and as a board member for Texas 2036 and El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence.

He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Houston and holds a BBA in accounting and economics, and an MS in economics from University of Texas at El Paso.

Curriculum Vitae
  • University of Houston—PhD in economics, 2010
  • University of Houston—MA in economics , 2008
  • University of Texas at El Paso—MS in economics, 2002
  • University of Texas at El Paso—BBA (cum laude and honors degree) in accounting and economics, 2000
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, 1/09–Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, 9/10–Present
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch, 9/06–6/08
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, 11/01–9/06
Academic Publications
  • "So Close to Mexico: Economic Spillovers along the Texas–Mexico Border," with Marycruz De León and Eduardo Saucedo, in Ten-Gallon Economy: Sizing up Texas’ Economic Growth, Pia M. Orrenius, Jesus Cañas and Michael Weiss, eds. Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
  • "Cross-Border Homicide Impacts on Economic Activity in El Paso," with Pedro Niño Jr., Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., and Adam G. Walke, Empirical Economics, 49(4) 1543–59.
  • "The Impact of Maquiladoras on U.S. Border Cities," with Jesus Cañas, Robert W Gilmer, and Eduardo Saucedo, Growth and Change , 44(3) 415–42.
  • "Do Remittances Boost Economic Development? Evidence from Mexican States," with Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, and Jesus Canas, Law and Business Review of the Americas, Fall 2010.
  • "Crime on the U.S.–Mexico Border: The Effect of Undocumented Immigration and Border Enforcement,” with Pia M. Orrenius, Migraciones Internacionales, June 2007
  • "Exported Retail Sales along the Texas-Mexico Border," with Keith R. Phillips, Journals of Borderlands Studies, Spring 2007
  • “Short-Run Maquiladora Employment Dynamics in Tijuana," with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. and Don P. Clark, Annals of Regional Science, Fall 2004
  • “Maquiladora Downturn: Structural Change or Cyclical Factors?,” with Jesus Cañas and Robert W. Gilmer, International Business and Economics Research Journal, August 2004
  • “Evidencia Respecto de la Valoración del Peso Mexicano en la Región Fronteriza," with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., Investigación Económica, 2001
  • “Restaurant Prices and the Mexican Peso," with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., Southern Economic Journal, July 2001
Dallas Fed Publications
Other Publications
  • "The Impact of the Maquiladora Industry on the Rio Grande Valley," with Eduardo Saucedo, Border Business Briefs, v10 n.1 2014.
  • "The Great Recession and the Great Recovery: Challenges Remain Ahead for Mexico," with Eduardo Saucedo, La Crisis Financiera Internacional: Efectos Sectoriales en México y en su Frontera Norte, Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, ed., Tijuana: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 2013.
  • "Remittances as an Economic Development Engine: Regional Evidence from Mexico," with Pia M. Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny, and Jesus Cañas, in Migration and Remittances: Trends, Impacts and New Challenges, January 2012
  • "Mexico's Rebound Continues," with Robert W. Gilmer, in México Consensus Economic Forecast, Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr.,ed., University of Texas at El Paso, June, 2010
  • “U.S.–Mexico Remittances: Recent Trends and Measurement Issues,” with Jesus Canas and Roberto Coronado in Migration, Trade and Development: Conference Proceedings, James Hollifield, Pia Orrenius and Thomas Osang, eds., Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2007.
  • “El empleo en la frontera de Texas y el crecimiento de las maquiladoras,” with Jesus Cañas and Robert W. Gilmer, EL TLCAN y La Frontera México Estados Unidos: aspectos económicos, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Conference Proceedings Book, ed. Jorge Eduardo Mendoza Cota, September 2007, pp. 149–69.
  • "Border Crime and Border Enforcement," with Pia M. Orrenius, Basic Border Econometrics, Martha Patricia Barraza de Anda and Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. eds., Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juárez, 2006.
  • "Commentary on Permanent Establishment and Taxation," in NAFTA and the Maquiladora Program: Rules, Routines, and Institutional Legitimacy, Van V. Miller, ed., Texas Western Press, 2007.
  • “Menu Prices and the Peso," 2001, with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., The University of Texas at El Paso Technical Report Series, 2001
  • “Empirical Evidence on the Mexican Peso," with Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr., American Statistical Association: 1999 Proceedings of the Business and Economic Statistics Section, 1999
Working Papers