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Research Publications

Economic Letter
Provides timely commentary on the important trends and policy issues shaping our rapidly globalizing, increasingly interconnected economy.

Southwest Economy

Southwest Economy
Contains articles about economic conditions and business development in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, including agriculture, banking, energy, high-tech, manufacturing and international trade in this region.

Agricultural Survey

Agricultural Survey
Surveys credit conditions facing farmers and provides data that reflect the overall health of the agricultural sector in the Eleventh District.

Staff Papers

Staff Papers
In-depth analysis of current policy issues.

Annual Report
Contains a series of essays that explore economic issues as they relate to our increasingly globalized world. The reports also review the Bank's activities during the year, present financial statements and list directors and officers.


Economic insights from the El Paso Branch of the Dallas Fed, focusing on trade, energy, growth and other economic issues important to West Texas and New Mexico.

Academic Research
publications Research Department Working Papers

Working papers from the Dallas Fed Research Department are preliminary drafts circulated for professional comment. Selected papers are available online.


Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Papers
Working papers from the Dallas Fed's Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute.


Academic Publications
A list of articles published by members of the Dallas Fed Research staff.

Special Reports

After the Boom: Texas Economy Downshifts in Energy Bust
Research Publication An in-depth look at the factors that contributed to the global oil price collapse and what comes next, including the outlooks for energy, banking, housing and jobs and wages. The report also examines the potential impact of the slowdown in China’s economy on the state’s growth.
April 2016

Gone to Texas: Immigration and the Transformation of the Texas Economy
Research PublicationsTexas benefits from having a large, diversified immigrant population but also faces several challenges to ensure its continued economic advancement. This special report provides a comprehensive portrait of Texas immigrants and examines economic issues related to surging immigration to Texas.
November 2013

The Long-Awaited Housing Recovery
Research PublicationsU.S. housing markets experienced a notable boom and a painful bust in the past decade. Most recently, housing began its long-awaited recovery—the subject of this three-part report.
January 2013

China: Awakening Giant
Research PublicationsChina is rapidly transforming itself into an industrial nation. This article charts China's progress over the past 25 years as this country of 1.3 billion begins to embrace market principles and flex its economic muscles.
September 2003

The Border Economy
Research Publications The Texas border community is a complex blend of U.S. and Mexican cultures, languages and customs, with a dynamic economy that flourishes amid the diversity. This series of nine articles explores issues important to the region's economy—from job growth and wages to infrastructure demands, maquiladoras and illegal immigration.
June 2001

China's Churn
Research PublicationsMarket forces have come to China, unleashing the wave of change associated with economic progress that economist Joseph Schumpeter referred to as "the churn." This report relates how privately operated businesses, a return of entrepreneurial spirit and improved living standards for many of its citizens are spreading across China.
September 2000

Conference Proceedings

Migration, Trade, and Development
Research PublicationsProceedings from the Dallas Fed conference in 2006 that examine the various dimensions in which trade and migration affect economic development, whether individually or jointly, through economic or political forces.
December 2007

Archived Publications