The Impact of a North American Free Trade Agreement on California: A Summary of Key Research Findings

This report is the product of a multi-faceted research project at the University of California designed to identify the potential impacts of a NAFTA on California and its constituent populations. In particular, the report focuses on Latinos of immigrant descent who exist as a bridge between the two countries and who are often mentioned as both potentially at risk or potential beneficiaries. While many short term issues are discussed, the aim of the report is to place the discussion of NAFTA in context of the more general and long term issue of restructuring of the California and U.S. economies and their position in an evolving North American and world economy.