|Salazar Diez de Sollano Francisco Xavier|
Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico and Vice President, ARIAE
Track A, Session 7
Francisco Xavier Salazar Diez de Sollano was appointed Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2005. Francisco holds a Masters in Economics with an specialization in Public Finance, as well as a Diploma on Global Market Economics, both from the London School of Economics & Political Science. His major is on Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí. Francisco has been Congressman for the district 06 of the state of San Luis Potosi twice. During this time, he chaired the Energy Committee and was member of the Budget Committee and the Boards of Public Economics and Economic Development. Francisco is a lecturer of Public Finance at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, and has taught courses on Monetary Theory and Credit for the major of International Business at the Universidad Champagnat. He is currently member of the Energy Editorial Board of the Reforma newspaper and a member of the Consulting Board of the “GLOBE International & G8+5 Legislators & Business Leaders 2012 Climate Change Dialogue”, 2006. In 2006 he received recognition from the magazine Expansión as one of the “30 promising persons in their 30's”.
"Incentives for infrastructure investments: the Mexican case"
A clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework is the first and basic condition for infrastructure development in any country. As the Mexican case shows, such a regulatory framework promotes investments in areas where little or nothing was done prior to its existence. However, in order to maximise its potential, the regulatory framework will have to adapt to the specific conditions of each country or change in accordance with the evolution of the industry or technology. Also, where there is a need to go beyond merely developing infrastructure and pursue other objectives such as promotion of clean energy sources or reduction of greenhouse gases, there is a chance that the pure regulatory framework will need to be complemented with some other policies such as energy or environmental policy. Again, Mexico is a good example of these two cases.