Flores-Quiroga, Aldo | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • 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, 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.

He 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). Flores-Quiroga 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

Newsworthy

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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NewsApril 25, 2019
Policy on Purpose: Opening Mexico’s oil and gas industry

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. Flores-Quiroga, who also served as Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, joins Dean Evans to talk about shared goals amid competing interests and the kinds of skills that withstand disruption.

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