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Technology and Energy Reforms

Technology and Energy Reforms.

As the implementation of Mexico’s historic energy reform gets underway, the debate has tended to overlook a key question at the intersection of technology and the new legislation: How can Mexico create an institutional framework supported by policies, laws and organizations to facilitate technology transfers and foster local innovation? Simply put, how will international oil companies transfer technology to Mexican companies and research facilities?

In this issue brief, Javier Martínez-Romero, summer visiting scholar at the Mexico Center, discusses the ways in which the energy reform and enabling legislation seek to support technology
transfers, research and development, and innovation.