6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing in North America

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Webcast Recap

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Canada Institute, and the International Monetary Fund were pleased to host the launch of the book "Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing in North America." Despite the recent fall in energy prices, fuller development of energy resources in North America has potentially important implications for global energy markets and the competitiveness of North American manufacturing industries. The book "Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing in North America" describes the transformation of the energy landscape in North America due to the upsurge in unconventional energy production since the mid-2000s and tells the story of the energy-manufacturing nexus from the perspective of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and the region as a whole. Based on the research done at the International Monetary Fund, the book discusses the energy boom and its macroeconomic implications for the three countries individually and for the region overall, exploring also how the changing energy landscape can affect the potential benefits of greater integration across the three North American economies.

The presentation from the event can be downloaded below.

Keynote Speaker

Alejandro Werner
Director, Western Hemisphere Department
International Monetary Fund

Additional Speakers

Lusine Lusinyan
Senior Economist
International Monetary Fund

Carlos Hurtado
Alternate Executive Director for Mexico
International Monetary Fund

Jim Prentice
Global Fellow, Canada Institute, Wilson Center
Former Premier of Alberta
Former Minister of the Environment, Canada

Meg Lundsager
Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center
Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund

Moderator

Duncan Wood
Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center

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Speakers

  • Alejandro Werner

    Director, Western Hemisphere Department
  • Lusine Lusinyan

    Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund
  • Carlos Hurtado

    Alternate Executive Director for Mexico, International Monetary Fund
  • Jim Prentice

    Former Global Fellow, Canada Institute
    Former Premier of Alberta; Former Minister of the Environment, Canada
  • Meg Lundsager

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former U.S. Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Duncan Wood

    Director, Mexico Institute