Raúl Bajo Buenestado, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. His expertise lies at the intersection of energy economics, industrial organization, and regulation and competition policy. Currently, Bajo is primarily working on the generation investment incentives and capacity markets in the electricity sector. He also conducts research on gasoline retail markets.
Bajo received a Fulbright scholarship from 2012 to 2014 as a graduate student and a grant for young researchers from Spain's Ministry of Education for the 2010 academic year. He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and law (with 45 distinctions) and an M.Sc. in economics and finance from the University of Navarra in Spain. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University.