Dr. Gallego provides expertise in energy economics, with a focus on competition and clean energy planning.

He has worked with a broad range of government officials, academic institutions, public and private sector stakeholders, and other decision-makers in successfully evaluating, regulating, and implementing strategies to attract investments in clean energy for energy market transformations. In wholesale electricity markets, Dr. Gallego has experience evaluating competition matters and has contributed to creating and submitting economic regulations.

Dr. Gallego also has expertise in designing effective policies for a clean energy transformation. He uses optimization modeling, strategic decision-making techniques, and empirical methods to explain possible distortions in electricity prices in the presence of market failures. He also interconnects the outcomes of competition features in electricity markets to design green industrial policies to induce macroeconomic benefits, such as employment creation under investments in clean energy and energy efficiency.

His articles have been published in several peer-reviewed journals and by energy economics organizations.


University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD and MA in Economics

Technological University of Pereira, Colombia
MSc and BEng in Power Engineering