Baylor Pass, Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

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[11/2016] The Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness has published an Energy Sector Review for the Paso del Norte region. This report examines the wealth of resources in the area as well as the degree to which the region and the rest of the continent rely upon them, illuminating some of the natural and artificial boundaries that shape and impact this international energy sector.



The Hunt Institute’s research projects are designed to assess the Paso del Norte region’s most pressing challenges and develop solutions to facilitate regional cooperation. Our team works to produce periodic economic indicator reviews, sector mapping analyses, surveys, technical reports and other publications containing our findings.

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[04/2017] Hunt Institute Executive Director Patrick Schaefer appears on NMSU’s Arrowhead Podcast to speak about the Hunt Institute’s role in the region and its plans for the future. Watch it here.

[11/2016] Hunt Institute Executive Director Patrick Schaefer delivers a TedX presentation on the history, development, and future of trade in the Paso del Norte region. Watch it here.

[07/2016] Hunt Institute Executive Director Patrick Schaefer discusses our newest energy report with KRWG’s Monica Ortiz-Uribe. This report elucidates and simplifies the complexity of the regulatory energy structures in our region. Key aspects such as gas, electricity and fuel prices, regulatory changes in Mexico, resources available in the region (hydrocarbons and renewables), transmission infrastructure mapping, among others are included in this report. Click here to see the full interview.

[06/2016] Our new interactive data tools section allows us to present our data findings in a more didactic and visually attractive way. The first interactive graph displays the trends in occupational employment and average hourly real wages for El Paso and Doña Ana counties separately and collectively between 2000 – 2017. Check it out!

[02/2016] On February 23, the Hunt Institute, together with the Center for Inter-American Border Studies and the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, hosted a presentation of Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Miguel Basañez’s book  “A World of Three Cultures”. Drawing on extensive quantitative data, the book examines the impact of culture on global development and identifies three “hyper clusters” of culture in the world: honor, achievement and joy.