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Brito, Dagobert

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Works: 11 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 21 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: U264, 330
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In defense of contributory negligence by Dagobert Brito( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Social indifference curves with optimal second-best taxation by Dagobert Brito( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Lumpy investment in regulated natural gas pipelines : an application of the theory of the second best by Dagobert L Brito( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
We address investment in regulated natural gas pipelines when investment is lumpy and the demand for gas is stochastic. This is a problem that can be solved in theory as a dynamic program, but a practical solution depends on functions and parameters that are either subjective or cannot be estimated. We then reformulate the problem from the standpoint of consumers that face incomplete markets. It is shown that for reasonable parameter values consumers prefer to pay for excess capacity rather than bear the risk of congestion. These strategies can be implemented with reasonably straightforward policies. Since the demand for gas is very inelastic, the welfare losses associated from small deviations from a first best optimum are minimal. This implies that the gas pipeline system can be regulated with a relatively simple set of transparent rules without any significant loss of welfare. -- Transmission investment ; Natural-gas regulation ; Congestion management ; Gas pipelines ; Second-best theory
Education and asymmetric hispanic assimilation : a preliminary exploration by Dagobert L Brito( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The political economy of solar energy by Dagobert L Brito( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Political Economy of Solar Energy by Dagobert Brito( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
At the present time, solar power is not a competitive fuel for supplying electricity to the grid in the United States. However, an economic model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) forecasts that solar power production costs could drop twenty percent every time output doubles. Commercial demand for solar cells in the United States has been increasing at a rate of twenty-five percent a year. Such cost projections, if accurate, imply that solar power could be a competitive source of power to the U.S. grid by 2010. Eventually, technical progress and falling production costs will render solar power an important source of energy in the future. As technology improves, it may be possible to supply a substantial part of the nation with solar power from sites in the Southwest of the United States and Mexico. Scientists believe that the cost of solar power will drop to the neighborhood of two cents a kilowatt-hour or perhaps even one cent per kilowatt-hour. If there is enough foresight to develop the technology, then solar-derived hydrogen could become a competitive feedstock in petrochemicals. However, if there is no leadership from government, this process of change could take fifty years. With proper leadership, it could be realized in less than ten to fifteen years
Implications of the elasticity of natural gas in Mexico on investment in gas pipelines and in setting the arbitrage point by Dagobert Brito( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Strategic behavior and international benchmarking for monopoly price regulation : the case of Mexico by Dagobert L Brito( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper looks into various models that address strategic behavior in the supply of gas by the Mexican monopoly Pemex. The paper has three very strong technical results. First, the netback pricing rule for the price of domestic natural gas (based on a Houston benchmark price) leads to discontinuities in Pemex's revenue function. Second, having Pemex pay for the gas it uses and the gas it flares increases the value of the Lagrange multiplier associated with the gas processing constraint. Third, if the gas processing constraint is binding, having Pemex pay for the gas it uses and flares does not change the short run optimal solution for the optimization problem, so it will have no impact on short-run behavior. These results imply three clear policy recommendations. The first is that the arbitrage point be fixed by the amount of gas Pemex has the potential to supply in the absence of processing and gathering constraints. The second is that Pemex be charged for the gas it uses in production and the gas it flares. The third is that investment in gas processing and pipeline should be in a separate account from other Pemex investment
Pricing natural gas in Mexico : an application of the Little Mirrlees rule : the case of quasi-rents by Dagobert L Brito( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In 1997, the Comisión Reguladora de Energía of Mexico implemented a netback rule for linking the Mexican natural gas price to the Texas price. At the time, the Texas price reflected a reasonably competitive market. Since that time, there have been dramatic increases in the demand for natural gas and there are various bottlenecks in the supply of natural gas. As a result, the price of natural gas in Texas now reflects the quasi-rents created by these bottlenecks. We address the optimality of the netback rule when the price of gas at the Texas market reflects the quasi-rents created by bottlenecks in the supply of natural gas to the United States pipeline system. In this paper, it is shown that it is optimal for the Mexican government to use the netback rule based on the Texas price of gas to set the price of natural gas in Mexico even though the Texas market cannot be considered a competitive market, and the Texas price for natural gas reflects quasi-rents created by various bottlenecks. -- Natural gas ; welfare ; pricing ; Mexico ; regulation
Quasi-rents and pricing gas in Mexico by Dagobert L Brito( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Deterring nuclear weapons proliferation by Dagobert L Brito( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Brito, Dagobert
Brito, Dagobert L.
Llanos Brito, Dagobert
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English (15)
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