This three-day executive education seminar provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and navigating the unprecedented changes occurring in today’s energy markets. Practical inter-disciplinary sessions will link behavioral economics, policy evaluation, data science, natural and physical sciences, and business perspectives to equip emerging industry leaders with powerful insights for more effective strategic decision-making. All learning sessions are led by University of Chicago professors.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for director-level policy makers at energy-focused agencies, director or manager-level staff at government-owned companies, and executives in government relations, regulatory, and/or public affairs positions at energy companies in the U.S. and Mexico.

Key Themes and Learning Sessions

  • Applying Microeconomic Theory to Commodity Price Forecasting and for Understanding Market Dynamics
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Policy
  • The Science of Climate Change Demystified: Understanding the Forecast
  • Public Policies to Address Climate Change
  • Electricity Markets and Lessons from Prior Deregulation Experiences
  • Supply Chain Overview Sessions for Non-Experts including: Exploration & Production, Refining & Fuels Marketing, Natural Gas Transportation & Distribution, Power Generation & Capacity Markets, and Renewable Energy Development

Contacts
Daniela Abuzatoaie: dabuzato@uchicago.edu

Agenda

9:00 am–9:15 am

Welcome

Daniel Diermeier, Chicago Harris

9:15 am–10:15 am

Keynote Session, Mexican Energy Reform: Accomplishments Thus Far and Challenges & Opportunities Today

Lourdes Melgar, Deputy Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons

10:15 am–10:30 am

Break

10:30 am–1:00 pm

Learning Session #1 - Applying Microeconomic Theory for Commodity Price Forecasting and Understanding Market Dynamics

Don Coursey, Chicago Harris

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Lunch and tour of the Gleacher Center

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Learning Session #2 - Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Policies

Dan Black, Chicago Harris (Presentation)

4:00 pm

Break

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Supply Chain Overview for Non-Experts #1: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production

Iván Sandrea, Sierra Oil & Gas

5:30 pm

Day 1 adjourns

9:00 am–9:45 am

Supply Chain Overview for Non-Experts #2 (optional): Refining of Crude Oil and Fuels Marketing

Gerardo Valencia, BP

9:45 am–10:30 am

Perspectives Presentation Global Commodity Price Outlook

Sam Ori, EPIC (Presentation)

10:30 am–10:45 am

Break

10:45 am–1:00 pm

Learning Session #3 - The Science of Climate Change Demystified: Understanding the Forecast

David Archer, University of Chicago

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Learning Session #4 - Bringing Research to the Forefront of Solving The Global Energy and Climate Challenge

Michael Greenstone (Presentation 1) (Presentation 2)

4:00 pm–4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm–5:30 pm

Supply Chain Overview for Non-Experts #3 (optional): Natural Gas Transport and Distribution and LNG

Juancho Eekhout, Sempra LNG & Midstream (Presentation)

5:30 pm

Day 2 adjourns

9:00 am–10:00 am

Supply Chain Overview for Non-Experts #4 (optional): Power Generation and Capacity Markets

Jim Shield, Invenergy

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Learning Session #5 - Electricity Markets and Lessons from Prior Deregulation Experiences

Steve Cicala, Harris School (Presentation)

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Working Lunch - Supply Chain Overview for Non-Experts #4 (optional): Renewable Energy Development

Jim Shield, Invenergy

1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Roundtable Discussion: What Lies Ahead in Mexico’s Energy Journey

2:30 am

Day 3 adjourns

Areas of Focus: Energy Markets
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Energy Markets
Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.
Climate Change
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Climate Change
Climate change is an urgent global challenge. EPIC research is helping to assess its impacts, quantify its costs, and identify an efficient set of policies to reduce emissions and adapt...
Climate Economics
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Climate Economics
Climate change will affect every sector of the economy, both locally and globally. EPIC research is quantifying these effects to help guide policymakers, businesses, and individuals working to mitigate and...
Climate Law & Policy
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Climate Law & Policy
As countries around the world implement policies to confront climate change, EPIC research is calculating which policies will have the most impact for the least cost.
Renewable Energy
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Renewable Energy
Lower technology costs and supportive public policies are driving an increase in renewable energy in markets around the world. EPIC research is assessing the costs, benefits, and efficiency of policies...
Definition
Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.