International Workshop on MIcroeconomics applied to the Energy Industry

Date of the event: 12/15/2011 - 09:00 to 12/16/2011 - 18:00

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On December 15th and 16th FGV/EPGE - Brazilian School of Economics and Finance held "International Workshop on Microeconomics applied to the Energy Industry" that brought together academics, public policymakers and executives in the debate on the question of the unitization of oil and natural gas fields and auctions.

The opening featured presentations of professor and director of EPGE, Rubens Penha Cysne; Petrobras' planning manager, Antonio Vianna; and teacher and event coordinator, Aloisio Araujo.

The director Rubens Penha Cysne has welcomed and thanked the teacher Aloisio for their excellent work in putting EPGE on the border of research, first with the theme of Early Childhood Education - why the teacher was nominated for the award "Prêmio Faz Diferença do jornal O Globo" now with the focus on Energy.

Professor Aloisio Araujo explained that "The meeting is part of an agreement we have with Petrobras to discuss the issue of the oil fields, a major challenge that we accept very happy." He explains that this was a great opportunity that EPGE found to use the theory to a specific and concrete issue related to Brazil, made possible by the increasing advancement of microeconomics and its methods in recent years. Also involved in this project the teachers Paul Klinger with his studies on the theory of auctions; Humberto Moreira, with contract theory; Joísa Dutra, with his studies in simulations and experiments; plus some master's and doctoral students of the school.