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Cross Border Business Cycle Impacts on the El Paso Housing Market

Kincal, Gokce and Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr. and Holcomb, James H. and Barraza de Anda, Martha P. (2010): Cross Border Business Cycle Impacts on the El Paso Housing Market. Published in: Estudios Fronterizos , Vol. 11, No. 2 (15 December 2010): pp. 49-77.

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There is comparatively little empirical evidence regarding the impacts of cross border business cycle fluctuations on metropolitan housing markets located near international boundaries. This study examines the impacts of economic conditions in Mexico on sales of existing single-family houses in El Paso, Texas. Anecdotal evidence suggests that these impacts are fairly notable. Annual frequency data from the University of Texas at El Paso Border Region Modeling Project are used to test this possibility. Results indicate that solid empirical evidence of such a linkage is elusive.

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