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The Potential Economic Benefits for Texas of a Free Trade Agreement between the United States and the European Union
Report Published on February 16, 2013

Import and export activity is an essential aspect of optimizing economic performance. By allowing each nation to focus resources on those goods and services where it has a competitive advantage and import other products, foreign trade helps improve business conditions and quality of life around the globe.

Why is there unrest in the European Union, and what could this mean for the future?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 25, 2017

Europe remains in flux; the fate of Brexit, kicked to parliament, and a new US president who appears to have little use for the current European order.

Is it a problem that the Euro is near a 12‑year low?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 20, 2016

The Euro is beginning to show signs of improvement, but it's coming back from a 12-year low and Europe continues to have structural issues.

Texas and Brexit
Column Published in syndication June 29, 2016

On June 23, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). It was the largest voter turnout since 1992, with more than 30 million people (nearly 72%) participating. The margin was very close (about 52% to 48%), and it was unclear which side would win up to the last minute. The economic fallout of the decision will likely be decidedly negative for the UK, but also for the United States and Texas. It is much too early to know how things will unwind, the pace of the split, or what it will look like on the other side. This lack of clarity is in and of itself a problem for global markets, but an initial perspective is useful.