Pemex and Its Ecosystem
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NAFTA @ 20 at the Baker Institute: Trade Pact’s Significance Is DebatedApril 16, 2014
The conference held on April 7 brought back together senior officials from the 1980s and early 1990s who were instrumental in the negotiation of the U.S.-Canada FTA as well as NAFTA. Today, there is no consensus as to the significance of NAFTA. Carla Hills cited the growth of trade statistics, but the numbers include intrafirm trading: the commercial transactions between GM Detroit and GM Mexico. Jaime Serra noted that the economic cycles of the three countries move together. Michael Wilson noted that advances had slowed down since 2001, and that Canada can no longer look at the U.S. as the natural export market for its oil and gas. Daniel Lederman at the World Bank notes that the China Effect is more important than NAFTA in explaining the growth of the Mexican economy. Under the heading o...Read more
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|August 26, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10027 — Each of Mexico's three main political parties has released its framework for energy reform. These frameworks are more alike than they are different: they all seek their legitimacy from a correct reading of Mexico’s legal, political and ideological past.||No. 10027|
|August 9, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10026 (August 7, 2013; revised August 9, 2013) — Questions to Ask About Enrique Peña Nieto's Energy Reform Proposal.||No. 10026|
|January 16, 2013||Public Policy Perspective No. 10025 — The Mexican Government's Offshore Entities in the Oil Sector. This report provides an overview of Pemex’s network of offshore companies, indicating benefits, criticism as well as potential harm to Pemex and the public interest if market governance and oversight are inadequate.||No. 10025|
|September 4, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10024 — The Mexican Controversy About PMI. Provides an overview of both sides of the argument about Pemex’s offshore network of companies.||No. 10024|
|July 23, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10023 — LPG Interests and the Elections. Natural gas offers superior value even when its BTU price is higher.||No. 10023|
|June 28, 2012||Public Policy Perspective No. 10022 — Mexican Spring: Notes on Mexican Presidential Cycles.||No. 10022|
|May 11, 2012||Public Policy Perspective 10021 — CNH 2.0 – Next congress must rewrite the charter and mandate of the National Hydrocarbons Commission.||No. 10021|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10019 — Qui Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Over‐reached by auditors against key Pemex staff (Spanish text).||No. 10019|
|October 25, 2011||Public Policy Perspective No. 10018 — Global Oil Industry Puzzled by Pemex Exec Sanctions. Auditors lacked knowledge of commodity market trades.||No. 10018|
|March 16, 2006||Public Policy Perspective No. 10013 — Las políticas de petróleo y gas en México. A briefing paper for the next government.||No. 10013|
|January 19, 2006||Public Policy Perspective No. 10014 — Rethinking Oil Policy in Mexico. Discussion of industry, institutional and policy issues.||No. 10014|