ISCI researchers address the problems of imperfect markets and their regulation in the area of communications, provision of public infrastructure, energy and transportation industries, etc. Approaches to study this type of markets, their economies of scale, scope and network, to analyze awarding systems and in general, to understand the structure of the industry, to set proper incentives, etc, have been developed through several tools stemming from engineering and economy.

One of the areas studied by the ISCI is the complex air market. From an innovative approach, ISCI researchers are analyzing the effects of the competition and privatization on the capacity and prices offered by airports. The air traffic demand is analyzed in greater detail than other approaches, paying attention to the relationship between airports and airlines, as well as the end consumer. Programs for the loyalization of customers in the air industry have also been designed.

ISCI researchers have also made important contributions to the infrastructure concession systemas, by creating tendering and concession mechanisms that allow minimizing risks that are inherent to these businesses. The fact that, in several countries, these types of business have been poorly conducted have cost millions of dollars to society, cannot be ignored.

Industrial Organization

Ronald Fischer

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
Areas: Energy, Production Management, Management in the Public Sector, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Trade and Industrial Organization and Policy, Political economy of protection, Regulation and Auctions, Law and economics (recent).

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile.

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Juan Pablo Montero

Grade: Ph.D. in Industrial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Areas: Energy, Management in the Public Sector, Environment, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Applied microeconomics, Industrial organization, regulatory economics and environmental economics.

Academic Hierarchy: Head Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

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Leonardo Basso

Grade: Ph.D. in Business Administration, major Transportation and Logistics/Strategy and Business Economics, University of British Columbia.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport.
Lines: Industrial Economics, with emphasis in transport industries.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, University of Chile.

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Felipe Balmaceda

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, Cornell University.
Areas: Industrial Organization.
Lines: Industrial Organization and Contract Theory.

Academic Hierarchy: Professor at Diego Portales University.

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Juan Escobar

Grade: PhD Economics, Stanford University.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Game Theory, Information Economics, Social Networks, Industrial Organization.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de Chile.

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Pedro Jara-Moroni

Grade: Ph.D. École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) y Universidad de Chile.
Areas: Industrial Organization, Transport
Lines: Game Theory, Mathematical Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Expectational Coordination, Transportation Networks.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor at Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Administración y Economía, University of Santiago of Chile.

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Joaquín Poblete

Grade: Ph.D. Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA
Areas: Methodological Tools, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Contract Theory, Economics of Organization, Industrial Organization, Corporate Finance, Management Strategy.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor School of Management, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

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José Rafael Correa

Grade: Ph.D. in Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT), EE.UU.
Areas: Methodological Tools, Production Management, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Mathematical programming, operations research with emphasis on combinatorial optimization, economics and game theory, logistics and transportation systems and telecomunications.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor of the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Chile.

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Nicolás Figueroa

Grade: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minnesota.
Areas: Management in the Public Sector, Industrial Organization.
Lines: Theory, Mechanisms design and Microeconomical theory.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Institute of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


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Denis Sauré

Grade: Ph.D. in Decisions, Risk, and Operations, Columbia University.
Areas: User Behavior, Methodological Tools, Mining, Industrial Organization, Retail.
Lines: Stochastic modeling and its applications to service operations and revenue management.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department, University of Chile.

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Matías Negrete

Grade: Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Areas: Energy, Industrial Organization.

Lines: Power and Energy Systems, Electricity Market Design, Markov Decision Process, Complex Systems and Economics.

Academic Hierarchy: assistant professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

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Martín Besfamille

Grade: PhD in Economics, Université de Toulouse 1, Toulouse, France.
ISCI Research Group (s): Industrial Organization.
Lines of research: Public Economy, especially Fiscal Federalism, Tax evasion.

Academic Hierarchy: Associate Professor. Catholic University.

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Hugo Silva

Grade: Ph.D. In Economics – VU University Amsterdam.
ISCI Research Group (s): Industrial Organization, Transport.
Research lines: Transport Economics, Industrial Organization, Tariff Policies for Urban and Interurban Transport, Regulation.

Academic Hierarchy: Assistant Professor. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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