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

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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