In 2019, economic growth in Mexico slowed to a halt and foreign investment in new projects faltered, despite the flourishing U.S. economy next door. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been surprisingly pragmatic in trade and fiscal policy but has curtailed or reversed the implementation of the country’s historic energy reforms. Such developments have clouded the prospects for Mexico’s future. At this event, José Antonio González Anaya, one of Mexico’s leading economists, former secretary of finance and public credit and former CEO of Pemex, discussed his perspective on the outlook for Mexico’s economy and oil sector.
This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Center for the United States and Mexico. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.
9:30 a.m. — Breakfast and Registration
10:00 a.m. — Presentation
His Excellency José Antonio González Anaya, Ph.D., is Mexico’s former secretary of finance and public credit and is the former CEO of Pemex. He previously served as director general of the Mexican Institute of Social Security and has also held a number of positions at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance, including undersecretary of revenue and chief of staff to the minister of finance. He was formerly a lecturer and senior researcher at Stanford University and a senior economist for Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru at the World Bank. González Anaya has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.