Students at the University of Chicago Harris School organise the Annual Latin America Policy Forum to enhance understanding of the region’s key challenges and explore possible solutions. This year the forum focused on three subjects: energy policy, economic development, and education policy.
Dr Flores-Quiroga participated in the panel discussion on energy policy, together with HE Juan José Guerra, Minister of the Environment of Mexico, and Ramón Espinasa, lead oil and gas specialist of the Inter-American Development Bank. The panel focused on key national and regional policy challenges, including the adequate approach to the promotion and regulation of renewables, the contrasting results of oil and gas policies in the region, and the need for greater energy integration to enhance energy security and support economic developments.
Other speakers included HE Alberto Carrasquilla, Former Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, HE Luis Miguell Castilla, Former Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru, HE Fernando Aportela, Deputy Minister of Finance of Mexico, Harald Beyer, Former Minister of Education of Chile, Dr James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard university.