Date: Thursday, August 25 Time: 10:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Mexico City; GMT/UTC – 8 hours)
One of the main purposes of granting independence to regulatory agencies is to give certainty to investors, particularly in sectors that require large amounts of capital to be recovered after many years, such as the energy industry. In the latest Institute of the Americas policy brief and report, Non-Resident Fellow Francisco Salazaranalyzes the independence of regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico and overlays the ease of doing business in each country for a unique assessment of three major energy markets in Latin America. These countries were selected by the criteria that they all have signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord, or, TPP. Salazar’s analysis uses what is called the Gilardi Index, a specific measurement of formal independence of regulators, and then it overlays the results with other indicators of the investment environment in each country.
Join us for a webinar presentation of the results of the report “Assessing the Independence of Energy Regulators in Chile, Peru and Mexico” with Francisco Xavier Salazar, the Institute of the Americas Regional Energy Integration Non-Resident Fellow. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 25 at 10:00am San Diego (11am Mexico City; GMT/UTC – 8 hours).
Salazar’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.
This report is about government intervention in the gas sector in Argentina. The cases analyzed are the Reforms of the 1990’s and the subsequent intervention of the government in the gas market when gas supply/demand imbalance in 2004 transformed itself into a
supply crisis that lasted for more than a decade. The intervention had pervasive effects on the gas deregulated market.
The Panama Canal, and Panama for that matter, have been at the center of our hemisphere’s commerce and transportation for well over a century. Indeed, long before the Canal was a twinkle in Ferdinand de Lessep’s eye, the Isthmus served as the key transit point for those seeking to cash in on the gold rush in California. Ships leaving Panama’s Pacific Coast were the destination for a stream of people from the East Coast and Europe. Their use of Panama as an East-West passage quickly made Panama and its new railroad a strategic location.
The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a watershed moment in the global effort to tackle climate change. Its wide-reaching nature, emphasis on both developed and developing nations, and ongoing review mechanisms have put countries on a path towards mitigation and adaptation to a warming planet. For Latin America and the Caribbean, the agreement is an important marker but represents just one facet of a much broader process already underway, particularly in the energy sector. At the same time, countries of the region must also continue to manage expectations and seek common ground for enhanced regional collaboration on this key challenge.