What’s up with the USMCA and Mexico’s Energy Policy?
Despite U.S. officials’ attempts to persuade Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to change course on his energy policy, which violates key provisions of the USMCA, his administration has not backed down, the authors write. They explain where the disputes between the U.S. and Mexico currently stand and what they mean for other aspects of the binational relationship.
Miriam Grunstein, Tony Payan September 14, 2022
Has Joe Manchin Saved the North American Auto Industry?
By refusing to go along with an increased consumer subsidy fully available only for EVs and batteries produced in the U.S. with union labor, Sen. Manchin (perhaps with the assistance of Canada's government) has saved the U.S. government from what could have been a mortal blow to an integrated North American industry.
David A. Gantz August 30, 2022
Mexico’s Energy Self-sufficiency: A Work in Progress or a Pipe Dream?
Although Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is confident that measures implemented in the first half of his tenure will help Mexico to achieve energy self-sufficiency, his optimism must be weighed against the evidence, writes nonresident scholar Adrian Duhalt. In this brief, Duhalt explains the flaws in López Obrador’s plan and why Mexico is unlikely to achieve energy self-sufficiency anytime soon.
Adrian Duhalt August 23, 2022
The Divergent Goals of U.S. and Mexican Energy Policies: Scenarios Before the New Energy Shock
The energy policies of the United States and Mexico are at a crossroads, writes nonresident scholar Isidro Morales. In this report, he explains that the future direction of energy in both nations depends on how global energy markets adjust to the latest shock to the system — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Isidro Morales July 25, 2022
Mexico and the Soaring International Price of Fertilizers
Although once known for its robust urea and ammonia production capabilities, Mexico found itself particularly vulnerable to soaring international fertilizer prices in 2021. With the global circumstances surrounding the spike in prices likely to linger through 2022, and Mexico's state-owned infrastructure still hampered by technical issues, the impact could be borne all the way to dinner tables in the form of higher nutrient prices for local farmers and food inflation.
Adrian Duhalt February 24, 2022
Mexico City's Subway Tragedy: An Example of Institutional Weakness and Corruption
The May 3 subway collapse in Mexico City highlights the ongoing institutional weakness and corruption of the current administration, with deadly results for the country’s citizens. Read more at the Baker Institute Blog.
Rodrigo Montes de Oca May 5, 2021
Manufacturing, Remittances, Tourism, and Oil: Key Factors for Mexico’s Economy in 2020 and Beyond
This brief examines the four economic pillars that are often credited with bolstering Mexico’s economy in 2019 and 2020 to determine how quickly the nation's economy will bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tony Payan, Jose Ivan Rodriguez-Sanchez April 9, 2021
Earth, Wind and Sun: Will Renewable Energy Prevail in Mexico?
This report traces the winding road of Mexico’s renewable energy policies and their uncertain future.
Miriam Grunstein June 8, 2020