Mexico’s Energy Reform: Regulatory Policy, its Execution and International Perspective

Tuesday February 17, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Francisco Salazar, William Hogan, Juan Rosellon


Chase Center
200 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

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Mexico adopted an energy reform that will significantly reshape the industry. It is considered to be the most comprehensive reform of the energy sector over the past 40 years in Mexico. Our distinguished speakers have been actively involved in implementing the reform or shaping the design of the energy markets. We will engage in discussion about the regulatory system and the opportunities, challenges and consequences the reform brings for the country and the world. 

 ******Luncheon served starting at 12:30pm and following the symposium, students are invited for an informal gathering with the conference speakers.******

Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez is Chairman of Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and President of the Ibero-American Energy Regulators Association (ARIAE). The CRE is in charge of the economic regulation of natural gas, petrochemicals and electricity sectors, and in the future it will have a key role in implementing the new regulations required by the reform. Mr. Salazar holds an MSc in Public Financial Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Juan Rosellon is a former managing director at CRE, in charge of the design of the economic regulation of the markets for natural gas in Mexico. Currently, Dr. Rosellon is teaching at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. His research involves design of the regulatory framework for the electricity market in Mexico, and implementation of merchant elements to this currently fully regulated sector. Dr. Rosellon holds PhD in Economics from Rice University.

William W. Hogan is a professor and Research Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, which is exploring the issues involved in the transition to a more competitive electricity market.  He has been actively engaged in the design and improvement of competitive electricity markets in many regions of the United States, as well as around the world. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his Ph.D. from UCLA.

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