Natural Resources Governance in Latin America


  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•11•12    12:30 - 13:30

    In this seminar, Dr. Jean Acquatella (UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) will discuss the contrasting behaviours of the mining sector and the oil/gas sector in selected Central and South American countries in response to the metals and oil price boom cycle of 2003–2011. His analysis will cov er production response, investment and state participation in sector revenues.

    This empirical analysis sheds light on the implications of different resource governance structures, for state participation and sector investment responses to the recent favourable price cycle. Policy implications are derived to improve governance structures in Latin American countries based on this analysis; particularly in a short- to medium-term scenario of continued high international prices for commodities.

    For more information, or to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.

    About the speaker

    Jean Acquatella Corrales has been an Economic Affairs Officer in the Energy and Natural Resources Unit of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Santiago, Chile) since 2006, and was previously (1999–2005) in the Sustainable Development Division. He holds a PhD from the International environment and resource policy program of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (USA).