Economics 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.


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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