Former Pemex CEO González Anaya to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute


Jeff Falk

Former Pemex CEO González Anaya to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (Feb. 18, 2020) – José Antonio González Anaya, one of Mexico’s leading economists, a former secretary of finance and public credit and former CEO of Pemex, will visit Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Feb. 28 to discuss his perspective on the outlook for Mexico’s economy and oil sector.

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The event, hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Center for the United States and Mexico, is open to the public. Registration is required at

Who: José Antonio González Anaya, one of Mexico’s leading economists.

What: A presentation titled “Perspectives on Mexico’s Economy.”

When: Friday, Feb. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast will be at 9:30.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

In 2019, economic growth in Mexico slowed to a halt and foreign investment in new projects faltered, despite the flourishing U.S. economy next door. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been surprisingly pragmatic in trade and fiscal policy but has curtailed or reversed the implementation of the country’s historic energy reforms, according to event organizers. Such developments have clouded the prospects for Mexico’s future, organizers said.

The social media hashtag for the event is #BakerEnergy.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.