Norteamérica 7 (2), July-December 2012
34 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2012
Date Written: November 25, 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.
Keywords: border infrastructure, sub-national bond markets, regulatory harmonization, United States, Mexico
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Espinosa, Salvador and Mojica, Joel, On the Feasibility of a Bi-National Bond Financing Mechanism for Strategic Border Infrastructure: Reviewing the U.S. and Mexican Legal Frameworks (November 25, 2012). Norteamérica 7 (2), July-December 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2180487