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Andrés Chambouleyron

Managing Director

Andrés Chambouleyron is a managing director at Berkeley Research Group.

He has twenty-six years of experience 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.

Dr. Chambouleyron has been involved in more than twenty-five arbitration cases both as case manager and expert witness assessing damages under the rules of AAA, ICSID, ICC, VIAC, and UNCITRAL in Latin America, Europe, the US, and Canada. He has worked and provided written or oral testimony in sectors ranging from 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 in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico on regulatory issues such as interconnection rates and tariffs for both fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, X-productivity offset factors, and optimal tariff setting and design for price-cap regimes in telecoms, electricity and natural gas distribution companies, weighted average cost of capital estimation (WACC) for electricity and natural gas distribution and transportation companies.

In the public sector, Dr. Chambouleyron was undersecretary of Tariff Policy at Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, where he designed and implemented a subsidy reduction program for both electricity generation and natural gas wholesale prices 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 also was economic advisor to Argentina’s Secretary of Communications (2000–2001), where he helped design and implement the country’s new telecom regulatory framework (i.e., interconnection, spectrum management, universal service, and licensing regimes); and advisor to Argentina’s Finance Minister (2001) on regulatory issues.

Dr. Chambouleyron’s research on pricing and regulatory issues has been published in several professional journals. He has collaborated in writing three chapters in three books related to regulatory and pricing issues. He has taught courses in microeconomics, industrial organization, and regulation at both undergraduate and graduate levels in local universities.

Employment History

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
2001

Secretariat of Communications, Argentina
Advisor to the secretary
2000- 2001

Compass Lexecon
Senior consultant
2011 – 2015

LECG
Affiliate
1998 – 2011

Professional Affiliations

University of Buenos Aires
Member of the Board of Directors, CEARE, School of Law

World Energy Council, local branch
Commissioner (CACME)

Referee: Telecommunications Policy, Utilities Policy, Water Resources Management, Journal of Environmental Management

Areas of Expertise

Education

University of Texas at Austin
PhD, Economics, 1995
MA, Economics, 1992

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
BSc, Industrial Engineering, 1990

Recognition

Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader

Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2021, 2022

  • “In an international arbitration, he showed diligence and attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.”
  • “He managed to simplify and clarify a very complex subject for the arbitration panel and for that I recommend him to you without qualification.”
  • “He was extremely thorough in developing his opinion and it was very well grounded in the background and nuances of the case.”

Energy Expert 2021

  • “Andrés Chambouleyron is regarded as ‘a true expert in his field’ whose ‘understanding of energy economics is of the highest calibre.'”

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