Mildly extravagant Costa Rican Political Economist addicted to life and knowledge. Driven by a sense of curiosity about the political economy of risk and uncertainty, with focus on energy/environment and governance/regulation.

Research Style

I like to think I have an ‘explorer’ approach, as my goal is to study how risk and uncertainty play out in a number of fields of human activity (and from different perspectives). We’ll see how that goes.


(2018) The Political Economy of oil: The limits of our ability to prevent failure. In: S. Raszewski (ed.), The International Political Economy of Oil and Gas, 57–70. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2016) The Future of Oil: Between cooperation & competition. Strategy Paper #13. London: European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS).

(2013) Metro Manila: A mega challenge [with S. Casallas and I. Lopez]. In: M. Pelling and S. Blackburn (eds.), Megacities and the Coast: Social and Environmental Transformations, Chapter 7: Case Studies, 210-216. Earthscan.

(2010) EU’s ‘Mango Salad’ Policy towards Belarus: A Commentaire from an Economic Perspective. The Proceedings of the Institute for European Studies, 8(1), 100-115.