Fernando Castro

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Contact:

fcastroa@berkeley.edu

Dissertation Committee:

  • Eric Biber, Chair
  • Duncan Callaway
  • Daniel Farber

 


Dissertation Title:

“Diversification of Energy Sources in Mexico: Closing the Gap Between Objectives and Results in the Electricity Sector”

Research Interests and Biography:

Fernando Castro Alvarez is a Doc­tor of Juridical Sci­ence Can­di­date at Berke­ley Law, con­duct­ing research on the diver­si­fi­ca­tion of energy sources through law and pol­icy, for which he has received a National Energy Fel­low­ship from the CONACYT-​​SENER Hydro­car­bons Fund of Mexico.

Dur­ing his path through grad­u­ate school he has worked as a Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Researcher in the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory, and has founded “Entwick­lung von Energiepro­jek­ten, S.A. de C.V.” a Mex­i­can con­sul­tancy firm spe­cial­ized in eval­u­at­ing the fea­si­bil­ity of energy projects and devel­op­ing energy research.

Before com­ing to Berke­ley Fer­nando worked for the Mex­i­can Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, where he served as Deputy Legal Direc­tor of Judi­cial Career Analy­sis in the Fed­eral Judi­ciary Coun­cil, and as Deputy Legal Direc­tor of Pub­lic Debt for the Mex­i­can Min­istry of Finance and Pub­lic Credit.

Fer­nando holds a Bach­e­lors of Laws from ITAM (Insti­tuto Tec­no­logico Autonomo de Mex­ico), and a Mas­ter of Laws with a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Energy and Clean Tech­nol­ogy from Berke­ley Law.