First Cross-Border Workshop of Economics and Finance - Pedro H. Albuquerque

        

First Cross-Border Workshop of Economics and Finance

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Participants

Program


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Workshop goal:  to encourage cross-border research and to promote collaborative research and networking in the region.

Administrative and financial support: Texas centers for Border Economic and Enterprise Development, Federal Reserve of Dallas - El Paso Branch, Network of Border Economics (NOBE/REF).

When: October 15-16, 2004.

Where: Student Center Room 231, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX.

Local Host:  Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development, Texas A&M International University. Dr. Michael Patrick, Director and Professor of Economics.

Workshop Coordinator and Chair:  Dr. Pedro H. Albuquerque, Assistant Professor of Economics.

Format:  Each participant will have the opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from the participants. Presentations, including questions, will last 45 minutes. A PowerPoint projector and an overhead projector will be available.

 


Participants

 

Pedro H. Albuquerque, Texas A&M International University (coordinator, chair)
Zeeshan Ali, Texas A&M International University
Edgardo Ayala, Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Jorge Brusa, Texas A&M International University
Jesus Canas, Dallas Federal Reserve - El Paso Branch
Pablo Camacho-Gutierrez, Texas A&M International University
Roberto Coronado, Dallas Federal Reserve - El Paso Branch
Alberto Dávila, University of Texas - Pan American
Leonardo Garcia, University of Texas - Arlington
Robert W. Gilmer, Dallas Federal Reserve - El Paso Branch
Alejandro Ibarra, Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Jorge Ibarra, Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Pornsit Jiraporn, Texas A&M International University
Pattanaporn Kitsabunnarat, Texas A&M International University
Shinhua Liu, Texas A&M International University
Andre Varella Mollick, University of Texas - Pan American
Marie Mora, University of Texas - Pan American
John Michael Patrick, Texas A&M International University
Keith R. Philips, Dallas Federal Reserve - San Antonio Branch
Andres E. Rivas, Texas A&M International University
Antonio J. Rodriguez, Texas A&M International University
Ignacio E. Rodriguez, University of Texas at Brownsville
Nicholas Sisto, Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Jacky So, Texas A&M International University
Robert Sonora, University of Texas - Arlington
Hector J. Villarreal, Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
 


Program

 

Friday (10/15)

Presenter

Title or Event

8:00-9:00 am

 

Breakfast

9:00-9:20 am

Michael Patrick,
Robert Gilmer

Welcome speech

9:20-10:05 am

Andres Rivas

Derivatives in Latin American Banks: Risk Hedging or Speculative Gambles.

10:05-10:30 am

 

Coffee break

10:30-11:15 am

Zeeshan Ali

A Model of Quality Differentiation in Multi-Product Oligopolies

11:15-12:00 pm

Pornsit Jiraporn

Capital Structure, Shareholder Rights, and Corporate Governance Provisions

12:00-1:00 pm

 

Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm

Nick Sisto

The Economics of Environmental Restoration in the Delta of the Colorado River

1:45-2:30 pm

Pattanaporn Kitsabunnarat

Liquidity and Quote Clustering in a Market with Multiple Tick Sizes

2:30-3:15 pm

Marie Mora and Alberto Dávila

English-Language Proficiency and the Earnings of Mexican Immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico Border

3:15-3:30 pm

 

Coffee break

3:30-4:15 pm

Robert Sonora

U.S. - Mexico Border City Economic Convergence: Evidence from the 1990s

4:15-5:00 pm

Andre Varella Mollick

Local Labor Markets in U.S.-Mexican Border Cities and the Impact of Maquiladora Production

7:30-… pm

 

Dinner – Toni Roma's at Mall del Norte (see map: A is Tamiu, B is Toni Roma's)

Saturday (10/16)

Presenter

Title or Event

8:00-9:00 am

 

Breakfast

9:00-9:45 am

Pedro Albuquerque

Make a Run for the Border: A Natural Experiment on the Determinants of Crime

9:45-10:30 am

Edgardo Ayala

Network Externalities in Online Markets

10:30-10:45 am

 

Coffee break

10:45-11:30 am

Jorge Ibarra

Fiscal Performance and Politics at the State Level in Mexico: Does a Divided Government Makes any Difference?

11:30-12:15 pm

Hector J. Villarreal

What Causes the Sheepskin? An Expanded Mincerian Framework Applied to Mexico

12:15-1:00 pm

Alejandro Ibarra

(a) International Integration, NAFTA and Regulations; (b) Market Regulations, Industrial Organization in Networked Industries.