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Webinar: The Never-Ending Story? Latin America, Oil and Gas, and Economic Development

In this webinar, which featured the research of Igor Hernández, graduate fellow with the Center for Energy Studies, our experts drew from the experience of countries in Latin America to discuss how auction design can influence project development and mineral-owner revenues, and how political economy can affect project implementation. Leveraging the research of Hernández, the speakers explained how the study of auctions can inform the development of government incentives and company strategies. In addition, they explored broader issues involving the design of fiscal and contractual frameworks. The lessons learned may also inform auction design for other mineral commodities and energy projects.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute's Center for Energy Studies and the International Association for Energy Economics as part of a special graduate and post-doctoral fellow webinar series. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.


3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

Peter Hartley, Ph.D.
Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar; George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, Rice University

Igor Hernández
Graduate Fellow, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute; Adjunct Professor, Center of Energy and Environment, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA)

Francisco Monaldi, Ph.D.
Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy; Director, Latin America Energy Program, Baker Institute




Fri, July 10, 2020
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar