The Center for the United States and Mexico’s research agenda primarily focuses on six issues of concern to both Mexico and the United States. Click below to view the center’s publications, events, experts and special projects for each research area.
Primary Areas of Research
Trade and Economic Integration
Center experts examine binational trade patterns and structures as well as new opportunities for comparative trade advantages within the region.
The center works to advance public policies that balance border security and efficiency in the legitimate trade and travel between the two countries.
Rule of Law
The center seeks to propose policy alternatives for a more effective justice system and improvements to the rule of law in Mexico.
Security and Organized Crime
The center researches issues like drug trafficking and public safety to provide policy recommendations that aim to improve the binational relationship.
The U.S.-Mexico Border
To promote the prosperity and security of both countries, the center works closely with the policy community to improve border management.
Politics & Democracy in Mexico
Center experts focus on efforts to improve the rule of law and democratic governance in Mexico, with special attention to the electoral process.
Other Research Areas
The center evaluates recent telecommunications reforms in Mexico, including their implementation and expected effects.
The center explores the integration of health-related markets and ways for both nations to maximize advantages in terms of cost, technology and accessibility.