Post-9/11 U.S. Homeland Security Policy Changes and Challenges: A Policy Impact Assessment of the Mexican Front

  • Héctor R. Ramírez Partida Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, Tepic
Keywords: U.S. security policy, intervention policy analysis, 9/11 impact assessment, economic integration.

Abstract

This article assesses U.S. security policy on U.S.-Mexico land ports of entry, before and after 9/11. It tracks U.S. security policy's impact over time by using multiple interrupted time-series (MIT) and yearly time-series of border activity measures from 1994 to 2009. The results demonstrate that, other things being equal, post-9/11 U.S. security policy changes had marginal effects; in other words, policy responses make no difference when their performance is compared on, before, and after 9/11; thus, U.S.-Mexico economic integration may be a stronger determinant of security at U.S.-Mexico land ports of entry.
Published
2014-06-01
How to Cite
Ramírez Partida, H. (2014). Post-9/11 U.S. Homeland Security Policy Changes and Challenges: A Policy Impact Assessment of the Mexican Front. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2014.a002
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ESSAYS