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Borderplex Economic Growth: Chicken, Egg, or Scrambled?

Fullerton, Thomas and Molina, Angel and Ibarreche, Santiago (2007): Borderplex Economic Growth: Chicken, Egg, or Scrambled? Published in: International Journal of Business & Economics Perspectives , Vol. 2, No. 1 (2007): pp. 124-142.


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Regional debates over which metropoitan economy is the dominant growth pole in multi-city areas can be intense. Such discourse is frequently voiced with regard to economic expansion in the El Paso, Texas, USA - Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico borderplex economy. To date, no empirical analyses have been carried out to address that question. Granger causality tests are applied to various cross-border data to shed light on that question and others regarding the nature of regional growth in this international setting.

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