I am an energy analyst based in Denver, CO. I conduct country and market research on all types of energy in Latin America. I am particularly interested in regulatory issues and the interaction between state and private oil & gas firms. Before getting a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University I worked in power plant development in Guatemala and Peru. I later joined the faculty at the Colorado School of Mines. I am currently an independent analyst.


“Mexico Energy Profile” and “Argentina Energy Profile” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Energy and Environment (forthcoming).

“Can Mexico’s Electricity Reform Deliver on Its Promise?” POWER Magazine, Jan. 2015.

“Mexico’s Electricity Sector Reform in Perspective,”, Jan. 2015.

“New hydrocarbons law in Argentina,” Energy Global,, 11-jul-2014.

“Energy Supply Issues in the Developing World: National Energy Strategies.” In H. Dyer and J. Trombetta, eds. International Handbook of Energy Security, E. Elgar Publishing (2013). Co-authored with Kathleen Hancock. (Book Review) Jonathan Di John, “From Windfall to Curse? Oil and Industrialization in Venezuela.” University Park: Penn State U. Press, 2009. In LAPS 52, 3: 161-179 (Fall 2010).