Andrés Chambouleyron has worked extensively in the private sector as an economist, valuation expert, and consultant for public utilities (electricity, natural gas, water and sanitation, and telecommunications) and other regulated and non-regulated businesses.
His work involves economic analysis, pricing and rate setting, valuation, business advisory, regulatory design and analysis, and damage assessment.
In the public sector, Dr. Chambouleyron was economic advisor to Argentina’s secretary of Communications (2000 – 2001), where he helped design and implement the country’s new regulatory framework (i.e., interconnection, spectrum management, universal service, and licensing regimes); and advisor to Argentina’s minister of Economy in 2001 on regulatory issues.
Before joining BRG, Dr. Chambouleyron was undersecretary of tariff policy at Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, where he designed and implemented a subsidy reduction program to both electricity generation and natural gas production and a social tariff regime for low-income families. After winning a public contest and getting the approval of Argentina’s National Congress, he became chairman of the board of Argentina’s National Electricity Regulator (ENRE), which regulates rates and quality of service for two electricity distribution companies in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area (six million users), one 500 KV electricity transmission company (fifteen million users), and seven 132 KV regional transmission companies.
Dr. Chambouleyron has provided written or oral testimony as an expert in more than twenty arbitration cases involving valuation, regulation, damages, contract breaches, tariff and rate setting design, and other issues before the ICSID, ICC, and UNCITRAL tribunals. He has provided written or testimony in economic sectors including electricity generation, transmission and distribution, natural gas and oil production, transportation and distribution, water and sanitation services, telecommunications and satellite services, fish meal manufacturing, pesticides, and car financing services. He has provided consulting services to both private companies and regulatory authorities throughout Latin America on regulatory issues such as interconnection rates and tariffs for both fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, X-productivity offset factors, and tariff calculation for price-cap regimes in telecoms; and for natural gas distribution companies and weighted average cost of capital estimation (WACC) for electricity and natural gas distribution and transportation companies.
Dr. Chambouleyron’s research on pricing and regulatory issues has been published in several professional journals. He has collaborated in writing two chapters in two books related to the economics of crime and price and quality discrimination practices by unregulated monopolies. He has taught courses in microeconomics, industrial organization, and regulation at both undergraduate and graduate levels in local universities.
Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad (ENRE), Argentina
Chairman of the board
2018 – 2020
Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina
Undersecretary of tariff policy
2017 – 2018
Ministry of Economy, Argentina
Advisor to the minister
Secretariat of Communications, Argentina
Advisor to the secretary
2011 – 2015
1998 – 2011
University of Buenos Aires
Member of the Board of Directors, CEARE, School of Law
World Energy Council, local branch
Referee: Telecommunications Policy, Utilities Policy, Water Resources Management, Journal of Environmental Management
Areas of Expertise
University of Texas at Austin
PhD, Economics, 1995
MA, Economics, 1992
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
BSc, Industrial Engineering, 1990
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Economics
Teaching and Research Fellowships, 1992 – 1995
University of Texas at Austin
Good Neighbor Scholarship,1991 – 1992
Phi Kappa Phi: highest GPA (3.89 / 4.00), 1991
University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Fellowship, 1990 – 1991
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, School of Engineering
Summa Cum Laude, gold medal awarded, 1990