↑ Publications "Advertising for Consideration" with Carmen Astorne-Figari and Aleksandr Yankelevich. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 157, January 2019, pages 653-659. "Financial Frictions and Productivity: Evidence from Mexico" Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 66, November 2017, Pages 294-301 "A Quantitative Theory of Tax Evasion" Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 53, September 2017, Pages 107-126 "An Evaluation of Real-time Forecasting Performance across 10 Western U.S. States" with Keith R. Phillips. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, vol. 34, No. 2-3, 2009. "Error Correction Exchange Rate Modeling for Mexico: 1980-2001" with Thomas M. Fullerton. International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, Vol.2-3, 2005. Working Papers "Surgeons’ response to reimbursement changes for alternative procedures: Evidence from spine fusion in the U.S." with Nicholas Benson, draft coming soon "Modeling Progressive Taxation" "Size-dependent policies, talent misallocation, and the return to skill." with Jesica Torres, conditionally accepted at the Review of Economic Dynamics "Entrepreneurship and Rent Seeking under Credit Constraints" Job Market Paper (new version coming soon). Work in Progress "Financial Frictions, Informality, and Aggregate Productivity." "Tax Evasion, Informality, and Misallocation." "The Evolution of Civil Rights Enforcement and Economic Prosperity of Minorities" with Jamein Cunningham Pre-Doctoral Research "Production Sharing and Real Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy," Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 5, 2007. Dallas Fed Publications "Cyclical differences emerge in border city economies" with Jesus Canas and Roberto Coronado, Crossroads, Issue 1, 2005. "Dynamic growth in the Rio Grande valley" Southwest Economy, March/April 2006. "Mexico’s financial vulnerability: Then and now" with Erwan Quintin, Economic Letter, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2006. "Full steam ahead for Texas ports" with Keith R. Phillips, Southwest Economy, November/December 2006. "Banking industry evolution along the Texas-Mexico border" with Keith Phillips, Southwest Economy, July/August 2007. "Revising the Texas index of leading indicators" with Keith Phillips, Southwest Economy, November/December 2007.