Flores-Quiroga, Aldo | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Research Areas
  • Energy Systems
  • Energy and Development
Teaching Areas
  • Environmental and Energy Policy

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico's Ministry of Energy (2016–18), where he led a team of more than 180 government officials to implement the historic opening of Mexico's hydrocarbons sector. He launched an oil exploration strategy and production auctions, helped liberalize Mexico's markets for refined products and natural gas, helped create strategic inventories for gasoline, diesel and natural gas, and negotiated Mexico's role in the unprecedented OPEC-Non OPEC pact to stabilize oil markets.

Previously, Dr. Flores-Quiroga was secretary general of the International Energy Forum (IEF) (2012–17), assistant secretary for international affairs at Mexico's Ministry of Energy (2007–11) and assistant secretary for bilateral economic relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001–05). He represented Mexico at the International Atomic Nuclear Agency (IAEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Energy Forum (IEF), the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Organization (OLADE), and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He served as the executive secretary at the National Institute of Public Administration, as the director general for international affairs for Mexico's Secretariat of energy, and as the director general for bilateral affairs at Mexico's Secretariat of Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Flores-Quiroga taught courses in international political economy, comparative politics, economic theory, public policy and economic development at the School of Politics and Economics of the Claremont Graduate University in California (1996–2009). He has published books and articles in English and Spanish on Mexican trade, exchange rate and energy policy, and has been featured on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and other media outlets.

Media Expertise
  • Energy
  • Energy Policy
  • International Relations


April 23, 2020
Energy Markets in Times of Crisis

LBJ Professor Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga, the former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico's Ministry of Energy, spoke with Marianne Kah, the former chief economist at ConocoPhillips and a past president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics to look at the impact on oil markets brought on by the decrease in oil demand due to COVID-19.

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Media MentionApril 10, 2020
Oil prices plunge as Mexico ditches Saudi-Russia production cut plans

In a story outlining the current world oil production situation, LBJ's Aldo Flores-Quiroga, the former Mexican deputy oil minister who negotiated OPEC+ deals from 2016 to 2018, weighs in on what Mexico should do: "Mexico can and should join the international community in stabilizing the oil market. The production cut is both necessary and possible. It's the responsible thing to do domestically and internationally."

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NewsAugust 28, 2019
LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes new faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2019–20 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include energy policy, national security and economic development in cities.

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