On the Feasibility of a Bi-National Bond Financing Mechanism for Strategic Border Infrastructure: Reviewing the U.S. and Mexican Legal Frameworks
San Diego State University - School of Public Affairs; Indiana University - The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
San Diego State University - School of Public Affairs
November 25, 2012
Norteamérica 7 (2), July-December 2012
There is a growing gap between infrastructure needs and available funding along the U.S.-Mexico border. A recent proposal to address the situation calls for the creation of a bi-national mechanism of bond financing to enable sub-national governments from both countries to issue bonds jointly. Creating the legal infrastructure to attain this goal requires an evaluation of key aspects of existing regulations. It also calls for a discussion of the feasibility of regulatory harmonization. This article compares bond issuance rules and investor protection mechanisms in both countries and discusses how these differences may affect the viability of a bi-national bond mechanism.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: border infrastructure, sub-national bond markets, regulatory harmonization, United States, Mexico
Date posted: December 3, 2012
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