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Southwest Economy Podcast

Aug 28, 2020

Dallas Fed Research Analyst Aquil Jones and Executive Vice President Joseph Tracy explain why Black workers became particularly vulnerable to the phenomenon of ‘last hired, first fired’ in the economic fallout from COVID-19.


Jul 15, 2020

Dallas Fed senior economist Wenhua Di assesses the plight of small businesses attempting to navigate  COVID-19 uncertainty.


May 6, 2020

Business economist Jesus Cañas discusses his work with colleagues at Banco de México that indicates higher production costs ahead for motor vehicles made in North America under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.


Apr 28, 2020

Business economist Jesse Thompson explains how shale oil firms shut down production as prices plummet and how operators have improved efficiency. The podcast occurred before the futures market’s sub-zero price collapse.


Apr 21, 2020

To commemorate Earth Day, the Southwest Economy Podcast brings back our interview with Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she directs the Climate Science Center. She was a lead author of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which documents the extent...