“The Mexican Oil Industry: Problems and Policy Options”
Mexico — the
sixth biggest oil producing nation in the world and one of
the three main oil exporters to the United States — appears
to have reached a peak oil scenario in which oil output levels
are likely to decline sharply in the near term. Meanwhile,
the company, which enjoys monopoly status in the Mexican market,
is reaching a crisis point on many fronts, ranging from major
indebtedness to corporate governance to aging infrastructure.
A number of reform options are available to the next Mexican
president, but none of them are easy fixes and all could be
thwarted by a divided Congress.
Shields is a journalist and private consultant on energy matters
in Mexico. He is the editor of Energía a Debate (www.energiaadebate.com.mx)
and the author of PEMEX, Un Futuro Incierto (Pemex:
An Uncertain Future).
February 9, 4:00 pm
Institute of International Studies Conference Room, 223 Moses Hall (map)
of the event
"The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations"
lies ahead for the United States and Mexico? Cuauhtémoc
Cardenas will discuss the challenges and opportunities the
two countries face as they become ever more interdependent.
Cárdenas, one of the founders of the Partido de la Revolución
Democrática (PRD), was the mayor of Mexico City from
1997–99 and a three-time presidential candidate.
webcast of this event is now available here.
March 2, 7:00 pm
Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
and photos of the event
"Mexico's Trade: Up Against the Great Wall"
helped turn Mexico into an important trading country, but intense
competition in the global economy has limited the treaty’s
benefits. The greatest threat to Mexico’s position as
an export manufacturing economy comes from China, which has
already displaced it as the United States’ second largest
trade partner. Professor Dussel Peters will discuss the challenges
and opportunities facing Mexico in its economic relations with
China and the U.S.
Dussel Peters is Professor of Economics at the Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México. His research focuses
on the theory of industrial organization and economic development
as well as manufacturing, trade and regional specialization
patterns in Latin America and Mexico.
April 27, 4:00 pm
223 Moses Hall