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Tilsa Oré Mónago

Fellow in Energy and Market Design


Tilsa Oré Mónago, Ph.D., is a fellow in energy and market design at the Baker Institute. She is also a lecturer for the Master of Energy Economics program in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a member of the Lima School of Economics (LimaSE) in Peru. Previously, she worked as a tenure-track faculty professor and director of the Undergraduate Program in Economics at the Universidad de Piura (UDEP) in Lima, Peru, and as an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C.

Oré Mónago has specialized in industrial organization, applied game theory, competition policy and economic regulation. Her research focuses on market structures, pricing strategies and switching costs in network industries. She previously worked as an economist consultant for the World Bank Groups Markets and Competition Policy team, where she worked to identify and analyze restrictive regulations in product and service markets, evaluate competition conditions and propose pro-competition reforms. In Peru, as a public servant, Tilsa worked as the head of the Economic Research Unit of the Peruvian antitrust agency INDECOPIs Economic Research Division, and as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications secretariat of communications.

Oré Mónago holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stony Brook University, master’s degrees in applied economics and international trade & economic cooperation from the University of Oklahoma and Kyung Hee University in South Korea, respectively, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Contact at tilsa@rice.edu or 713-348-6706.