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Francisco J. Monaldi,
is Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Dr. Monaldi is Full Professor at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela.He is the co-founder and Director of IESA's Center on Energy and the Environment.Professor Monaldi is a leading scholar on the politics and economics of the oil industry in Latin America and developing countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (Political Economy) from Stanford University, a Master in International and Development Economics from Yale University, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB). He is Aggregate Professor of Political Economy at UCAB and Visiting Lecturer at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and Universidad ESAN in Lima, Peru. In 2008-2009 he was Visiting Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including: Ayacucho Fellow at the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies, Cargill Research Award at IESA, and Teaching Excellence Award at UCAB. He has consulted to numerous international institutions and companies, including: The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, PDVSA, Shell, Total, Statoil, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Revenue Watch Institute, Baker Institute, Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Eurasia Group, and Medley Global Advisors. He is in the board of directors of several leading Venezuelan companies and institutions.
He has numerous academic publications, recently including: Oil Fueled Centralism: The Case of Venezuela in G. Anderson, editor (2012) Oil and Gas in Federal Systems, Oxford University Press; and The Political Economy of Oil Contract Renegotiation in Venezuela in Hogan, W. and F. Struzenegger; eds. (2010) The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment, MIT Press.
He comes to Harvard as Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at the Kennedy School of Government where he teaches a graduate course on the political economy of oil during the spring semester and does research on national oil companies in Latin America.