Jesus Cañas

Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas




Jesus Cañas is a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas analyzing regional economic growth. He has written articles for academic journals such as Annals of Regional Science and Growth and Change and co-edited Ten Gallon Economy: Sizing up Economic Growth in Texas. His research also focuses on issues pertaining to the Mexican economy, the U.S.–Mexico border economy and cross-border manufacturing. His publication Texas Border Cities Illustrate Benefits and Challenges of Trade has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal as well as in all major Texas newspapers. Cañas is member of the Mission Foods Texas-México Center Faculty Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University (SMU) charged with the task of improving the Texas-Mexico relationship in its economic, political, social, and cultural aspects. He is also an adjunct professor at SMU. Cañas holds a BA in economics and finance and an MS in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso.