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Adrian Duhalt

Nonresident Scholar in Mexico Energy Studies


Adrian Duhalt, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar in Mexico energy studies for the Center for the United States and Mexico and Center for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute. Duhalt was the Mexico Center's summer 2014 Puentes Visiting Scholar. He is also an associate professor at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), where his teaching focuses on economic geography, corporate strategy and energy issues in North America. His main research is related to energy dynamics in North America (shale gas development in the United States and Mexico’s energy reform) and their effect on petrochemical value chains, agricultural productivity and food dependency in Mexico. Duhalt has spoken about energy issues at various conferences and events in the U.S., Mexico and Panama.

Prior to joining UDLAP in 2013, he completed his Ph.D. in economic geography at the University of Sussex. His thesis analyzes the main political economy drivers that shaped the development of the petrochemical industry in Mexico over the last few decades. For his conceptual and empirical contributions, he received the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers in 2012.

Contact him at adrian.duhalt@rice.edu or (713) 348-3551.