InfraEcon INSIGHTS – Bulletin #3 October 2023

The Economic Implications of the Colombian Government Policy Proposal on Infrastructure Investment [Download a PDF]– October 2023

This edition delves into the profound economic effects of populist policies on investments, specifically focusing on Colombia. It dissects the intricate relationship between economic stability and the political landscape, offering insights for investors and stakeholders alike. We believe this analysis will shed light on the challenges and opportunities ahead in this dynamic economic climate.

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

InfraEcon INSIGHTS – Bulletin #1 February 2021


[Download a PDF]– Brief presentation of our Company

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.

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Power Sector Reform – Is there a Road Forward?

with Michael B. Rosenzweig and Sarah Voll; Electricity Journal, July 2006.

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Power Sector Reform – Experiences from the Road

with Michael B. Rosenzweig and Sarah Voll; Electricity Journal, November 2004.

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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