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

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The collection of regional data-sets is key for the development of the Hunt Institute’s research activities. Our data repository serves as a valuable tool for regional stakeholders to find information in five core areas: Education, Business & Economic Development, Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure & Urban Planning, and Public Health.

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What’s New?

On April 18, 2016, English journalist and writer Ioan Grillo was our guest speaker during our April Speaker Series session. Ioan has been reporting on the Mexican Drug War the Latin American illegal drug trade since 2001. He is the author of the books “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars”, “Killing Fields and “the New Politics of Latin America” (released 2016) and “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency” (released 2011).


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

Mexico US Ambassador

Check out the new report of the North American Research Partnership and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. The report identifies, maps and analyzes key industries that are highly concentrated, dynamic and bi-national, operating within five bi-national sub-regions along the entire U.S. – Mexico border. Click here to access the entire report.