InfraEcon INSIGHTS – March 2022
Economics of Contracts in International Disputes [Download a PDF]
In this expanded version of the “Use of Economics in International Arbitrations,” prepared for the Young Arbitration Review (Download a PDF), it is argued that commercial and investment-state disputes are like a 3-legged stool based on facts, law and economics and that focusing only on the first two increases the chances that the stool/case may topple since it will be unbalanced. Many, if not most, disputes revolve around a contract. Analyzing contracts with an economic eye is the foundation of a well-balanced claim or defense. In addition, the use of economics complements and, in some cases, expands the usual legal analysis of liability and helps to inform the tribunal.
InfraEcon INSIGHTS – Bulletin #2 April 2021
The New Restructuring of the Power Sector in Mexico: Is it failing Investors and Customers? [Download a PDF]– April 2021
InfraEcon INSIGHTS – Bulletin #1 February 2021
Cost of Equity: Is CAPM the Only Way? [Download a PDF] – February 2021
Use of Economics in International Arbitrations
Kluwer Arbitration Blog, June 5, 2017.
The Use of Economics in International Arbitrations: in this article for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog it is argue that experts and counsels have forgotten that there is always an economic rationale behind any claim and methodological damages calculation. This rationale can be used to make a claim or counterclaim more robust. The use of economics in international disputes is not limited to damages. Economics is key to formulate a strong case before a tribunal either in commercial or investment state settings.
Power Sector Reform – Is there a Road Forward?
with Michael B. Rosenzweig and Sarah Voll; Electricity Journal, July 2006.
Power Sector Reform – Experiences from the Road
with Michael B. Rosenzweig and Sarah Voll; Electricity Journal, November 2004.
Letter to Editor: A Proposed Alternative to Locational Marginal Pricing and its Impact on New Generation
with Sarah Voll, Electricity Journal, September 2004.
Alternatives to the Elimination of Cross-Subsidies: The Case of Brazil
With Sarah Voll and Michael Rosenweig. Electricity Journal, May 2003. Read the Abstract
Cross Subsidies – the Economic Impact of the ‘Tariff Realignment’ in Brazil
With Michael Rosenweig and Sarah Voll. Electricity Journal, December 2002. Read the Abstract
Power Sector Reform in Brazil – Challenges to Private Investment
With Michael Rosenweig, Sarah Voll and Jose Simoes Neto. Project Finance International, July 25, 2001. Co-author.
Methodology for Estimating the Real Exchange Rate: The Colombian Case
January 1990. Rev. Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia, No. 27, 1991.
National Planning Department and Universidad de los Andes to the Economic Department
The Shadow Price of the Foreign Exchange in Colombia
November 1989. Rev. Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia, No. 24. 1990.
Inter-American Development Bank and Universidad de los Andes to the Economic Department