In the News: Rockwell on Cuba, Antonakakis on Energy and Environment, Schubert on OPEC Cuts
Dec. 2, 2016
Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:
Schubert 'Reality Check' on OPEC Conditional Cuts
Samuel Schubert, assistant professor of international relations and interim associate director for Webster Vienna, was interviewed on FM4’s news magazine show “Reality Check” about the recent decision by OPEC member countries to reduce oil production on the condition that non-OPEC countries reduce production in order to increase oil prices.
He called the move a significant compromise between Saudi Arabia and Iran. “Saudi Arabia has done everything it could to maintain market share, and by allowing Iran to increase its production and Saudi Arabia to cut its production, then of course, you can derive from it that Saudi Arabia feels that it has less pull on Iran now that Iran has some of the sanctions lifted.”
Rockwell on KMOX about Castro, Cuba-U.S. Relations
Rick Rockwell, School of Communications faculty member and chief communications officer for the University, was interviewed on KMOX AM morning news about what impact the death of Fidel Castro and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president would have on business, exports from Missouri and overall relations between the two countries.
“Trump is a business man and will likely see the opportunities for business in Cuba,” Rockwell said.
When asked about Missouri industry specifically, Rockwell, who was part of a trade mission to Cuba a year ago, cited Missouri’s agriculture and transportation goods as resources that would be attractive to the island country.
Antonakakis on Environment, Energy Growth Nexus
Nikolaos Antonakakis, associate professor of economics at Webster Vienna, shared insights on Austrian national radio ORF about the nexus of energy growth and environmental degradation.
Listen to the full interview at the following link: http://oe1.orf.at/programm/453614
Or read the full report here: http://science.orf.at/stories/2809068/
Thomson Reuters recently named Antonakakis among the top 1 percent of highly cited economics researchers worldwide in 2016.