PhD in Industrial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1997
2012-present Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, PUC-Chile
2015-present Member of Expert Panel on Public Transport, Ministry of Transportation
2014 2010-present Research Associate, Economics for Energy, Vigo, Spain.
2010-present Research Associate, Center for Global Change, PUC-Chile
2007-present Key Researcher, Instituto Milenio/Basal Complex Engineering Systems (ISCI) 1997-present Research Associate, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MIT
An imperfectly-informed regulator needs to procure multiple units of some good that can be produced with heterogeneous technologies at various costs. How should it optimally procure these units? We find that one size does not fit all: the preferred instrument depends on the costs of the available technologies, their degree of substitutability, the extent of information asymmetry,...
Article published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Congestion and local air pollution continue to be a serious problem in many cities around...
Output-based allocations (OBAs) are typically used in emission trading schemes to mitigate leakage in sectors at risk. Recent work has shown they may also help to stabilize prices in markets subject to supply and demand shocks. We extend previous work to simultaneously include both leakage and volatility.
The cattle sector, both emissions- and land-intensive, represents a great opportunity for mitigation through reforestation. In this paper, we study the efficiency of land-use regulation. Our analytical results indicate that the subsidy is the best alternative policy to emissions tax, provided that the elasticities of land use and emissions to cattle feeding are close. Interestingly,...
The workshop aims to identify the key uncertainties and debates regarding the role of bioenergy in a climate neutral economy, at national and global scales, and the challenges for the design of climate policies. Speakers and precise time will be confirmed soon.