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Trade and Economic Integration

Trade is central to the economies of Mexico and the United States, and is the foundation for the integration of manufacturing chains across North America. The Center for the United States and Mexico examines trade patterns, the impact of other trade blocs on the economic relationship, the regional and global institutional structures that shape binational trade, and new opportunities for comparative trade advantages within the region. Through its research, the center aims to improve the welfare derived from commercial exchanges for the benefit of both countries.


Ongoing Research Project



The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Forecast to 2040

This project will critically examine the U.S.-Mexico relationship, applying strategic foresight methods to identify the variables that will likely impact the future health of the binational relationship, project the possible outcomes of the relationship under the current political climate, and examine the broader challenges that the U.S. and Mexico will face in the coming decades.







Podcast Episodes