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

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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