Publication Date

January 2008


IPED Technical Report: 2007-8


In an earlier study, the economic impact of ASARCO reopening its smelter operations in El Paso was conducted. In impact analysis, the economic contribution of a business is only one side of the story since it tells what types of firms benefit from an impact, but it tells nothing about whether those benefits are equitable. These trade offs are policy analysis concerns that are best understood with all available information. In this regard, IPED has been contracted to examine other amenity and economic factors that may lend themselves in support and/or opposition to the reopening of ASARCO.