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Adrian Duhalt

Nonresident Scholar in Mexico Energy Studies


Adrian Duhalt, Ph.D., is a Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a Non-resident Scholar at the Center for the US and Mexico (CUSM) at Rice University’s Baker Institute.

His professional and research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and development and policy issues concerning the energy sector in Mexico, North America and Latin America. Specifically, he has led research projects focusing on natural gas and petrochemicals, however, he has similarly had the opportunity to publish articles and reports on topics such as the ammonia-fertilizer value chain, the liberalization of the energy sector in Mexico, social conflict in energy infrastructure projects, and NOCs. 

Prior to joining Columbia University’s CGEP, Adrián was postdoctoral fellow in energy studies for the Center of the United States and Mexico and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute. From 2013 to 2017, he was associate professor at the School of Business and Economics at Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), where he chaired the Department of International Business in 2015 and 2016. In 2014, he was the first Puentes Consortium Visiting Scholar at the Baker Institute’s CUSM.  

Adrián completed a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Economic Geography at the University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom (2012). His Ph.D. thesis looked at the development trajectory of Mexico’s petrochemical industry and for which he received the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.

Contact at ad4071@columbia.edu or 917-581-0071.