Print version ISSN 0187-6961
KINCAL, Gokce; FULLERTON, Thomas M.; HOLCOMB, James H. and BARRAZA DE ANDA, Martha Patricia. Cross Border Business Cycle Impacts on the El Paso Housing Market. Estud. front [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.22, pp. 49-77. ISSN 0187-6961.
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.
Keywords : border; business cycles; border housing markets.