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How Did Mexico’s First Offshore Oil Auction Fare, and What Does That Mean for Success of Country’s Reform?

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mexico held its first in a series of auctions of offshore oil leases. These auctions are part of the country’s bigger energy reform that’s opening the oil and gas industry to outside investors for the first time in nearly eight decades. The first auction fell short of many industry expectations, with only […]

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Immigration Reform is More than Just a U.S.-Mexico Problem

Posted on · At a recent symposium on immigration at Rice University, diplomats, scholars, activists, and public officials noted the issue is more than just a U.S./Mexico border problem, that other countries bear responsibility for migration. We discuss immigration beyond the border with Dr. Tony Payan, director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, […]

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What Will the Opening of Mexican Oil Mean for Houston’s Economy?

Posted on · On Aug. 5, the Mexican Congress passed an overhaul of energy regulation in that country that will open up the previously government-run oil industry to outside investors. How could this change the economic landscape for Houston and at large? Dr. Tony Payan, the director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, […]