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Hispanic Economic Experience

June 16, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

A research conference sponsored by
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in partnership with the American Society of Hispanic Economists and the Immigrant Research and Policy Center at the University of North Texas

The Hispanic population is growing more quickly and dramatically than many demographers had estimated. This expansion, together with the recent recession, is driving economic change in the U.S. This conference explored migration, labor and social trends in an effort to illustrate and widen understanding of this dynamic population. The conference format called for participants to look behind the numbers to help construct the narrative of the Hispanic economic experience.

About the Speakers


9 a.m. Opening Remarks
  Alfreda Norman, Vice President and Community Development Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
9:10 a.m. Opening Perspective
  Chronicling Latinos' Diverse Experience in a Changing AmericaPDF
Mark Lopez
, Pew Hispanic Center
9:40 a.m. Migration Process
  Migration ProcessPDF
David Molina
, University of North Texas

Trends in Poverty and Inequality among HispanicsPDF
Pia Orrenius
, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

If You Don't Build It...: Mexican Mobility Following the U.S. Housing BustPDF
Brian Cadena
, University of Colorado at Boulder

M. Anne Visser, Hunter College, City University of New York
11 a.m. Labor Process
  Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act [LAWA]: A DiscussionPDF
Roberto Coronado
, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
Magnus Lofstrom
, Public Policy Institute of California

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
, San Diego State University

Hispanic Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of Industry Choice and Entrepreneurial SuccessPDF
Mary J. Lopez
, Occidental College
12:10 p.m. Lunch
  Luncheon Address
Richard Fisher, President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Ándale Pues! Get on with Advancing Hispanic Prosperity Through Education PDF
1:30 p.m. Social Process
  Tom Fullerton, University of Texas at El Paso

Technology Usage and Small Business Outcomes Among Hispanic Entrepreneurs PDF
Marie Mora, University of Texasâ??Pan American

The Slowdown of Remittances to Mexico and the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis PDF
Isabel Ruiz, Sam Houston State University

Health and Health Habits Among Mexicans Immigrants to the United States: A Time Use PerspectivePDF
Andres Vargas
, Texas Tech University
2:55 p.m. Concluding Remarks
  Ann Baddour, Texas Appleseed

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