The energy industry plays an important role in the Mexican economy, and the Mexican government relies on the oil industry for 40 percent of total government revenues. However, Mexico"s oil production has fallen in recent years, and the country"s energy industry is vulnerable to global trends as oil price volatility and turmoil in the Middle East pose new risks to the global economy. Without significant future investment, Mexico risks becoming a net importer of oil in the coming decades. "The Future of Oil in Mexico" brings together international scholars and prominent Mexican energy industry analysts and officials to discuss the global oil market and the way forward for the oil industry in Mexico. At this high-level roundtable, findings from a joint Baker Institute/Oxford University research study will be publicly released. This study includes papers on economic and oil revenue distribution issues in Mexico, the Mexican oil industry and the effect of oil on the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship. The event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City.
Highlighted speakers and topics will include:
"World Oil Outlook"
Edward L. Morse, Ph.D.
Commodities and Financial Analyst
"Conflict in the Middle East and Oil"
Bonner Means Baker Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
"Oil and the Economy"
James D. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego