Economics 2014-2015

2014-2015

Energy in Mexico: Emerging Petroleum Exploration and Infrastructure Attracts Foreign Investment

Mexico currently sits above the fourth largest shale oil and gas reserve in the world, according to a recent report published by The U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The potential for shale and oil gas production is leading international companies to invest in the country. However, serious structural and technological barriers remain for investors betting on accruing huge profits from Mexicos energy industry.

Children, Superheroes and the Death of Extremism

The rise of terrorism during the last two decades, particularly in the Middle East, makes one wonder how extremist groups gained such momentum.  Suleiman Bakhit, Jordanian comic book artist has explored the rise and proliferation of terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11.

M.W.I.A: Missing Women In Action

In the classic article, More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing, Amartya Sen brilliantly articulates the problem of the declining number of women in the world's population. Here, he presents an analysis of the status quo that examines the reason for the diminishing number of women in the world.

Frontier Markets: The Next Big Investment?

Earlier this month, StarTimes, a privately owned Chinese media company, expanded to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The operator plans to widen its digital broadcasting network across the continent. It doesn't have far to go with a subscriber base of 1.5 million by December 2013, according to a report from Dataxis, StarTimes should reach its goal of 2 million by January 2015. StarTimes is taking advantage of an uncompetitive market with a growing consumer base. It's not alone.

Dear United Kingdom: Scotland Is Not Finished

For decades now, the people of Scotland have struggled with a question that many people can relate to all too well: at what point does the difficulty of remaining in a bad relationship outweigh the struggle of starting afresh?

Court: D.C. Can't Require Tour Guides to Pass a Test

Tour guides no longer have to pass a test and pay a fee to lead visitors around the District of Columbia.

News

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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