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Dagobert L. Brito
Professor
George A. Peterkin Professor of Political Economics
 
e-mail:brito@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1967) Rice University
  • M.A. (1970) Rice University
  • Ph.D. (1970) Rice University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Economics
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Research Areas
 Optimal Tax Theory, Technical change and the distribution of income
 

Turing Robots:Income Inequality and Social Mobilty, Baker Institute paper, February,2015, with Robert Curl

 

 


Projects with Robert Curl


The implication of Turing Robots on the restrictions on the elasticity of substitution in Piketty's theory of the distribution of income.


 The Cambridge controversy and excludable public goods as capital


 Investment in human capital and sorting in discovering and developing talent.


 


Other Projects


The Rosalind Franklin Problem


An application of the ballot theorem to restriction on voting


Mexican Elites and the evolution of a Democratic State

 

Turing Robots: Income Inequality and Social Mobility, Baker Institute Faculty paper, February, 2015

 

Projects with Robert Curl


The implication of Turing Robots on the restrictions on the elasticity of substitution in Piketty's theory of the distribution of income.


 The Cambridge controversy and excludable public goods as capital


 Investment in human capital and sorting in discovering and developing talent.


 Other Projects


The Rosalind Franklin Problem


An application of the ballot theorem on restriction on voting


Mexican Elites and the evolution of a Democratic State

 
Teaching Areas
 law and economics
public goods
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 

Brito, Dagobert with H. Olea "A Proposal for Immigration Reform." 

 
 Refereed articles
 

Dagobert L. Brito and Robert F. Curl, Economics of Pricing the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Restrictions in the Production of Electricity, Energy Journal v. 32 No 4-1, 2011

 
 Articles
 

Faculty publication, 

JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 
 

Energy Journal volume 32 number 4 2011

 
 

Dagobert L Brito, Revisiting Alternatives to the Strait of Hormuz, Baker Institute Publication

 
 

Quasi Rents and Pricing of Gas in Mexico, Southern Economic Journal, April 2010

 
 

Dagobert L. Brito "Immigration Reform:Compromise or Stalemate." Submitted

 
 

Dagobert L. Brito and Juan Rosellón "Strategic Behavior and International Benchmarking for Monopoly Price Regulation: The Case of Mexico." 

 
 

Dagobert L. Brito with Juan Rosellon "Lumpy Investment in Regulated Natural Gas Pipeline: An Application of the Theory of the Second Best." In Press

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with Juan Rosellon "Lumpy Investment in Regulated Natural Gas Pipelines: An Application of the Theory of the Second Best." Netwrok and Spatial Economics (2008) Submitted

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with Juan Rosellon "Quasi Rents and Pricing of Gas in Mexico." Southern Economic Journal (2008) Submitted

 
 

Brito, Dagobert "An Economic Theory of Arms Race." The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with P. Hartley "Expectations and the Evolving World Gas Market." Energy Journal

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with A. Jaffe "Reducing Vulnerability of the Strait of Hormuz." in Coping with a Nuclear Redy Iran, U. S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Hamilton, M. Intriligator, E. Sheshinski, S. Slutsky "Private Information, Coasian Bargaining and the Second Welfare Theorem." Journal of Public Economics

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Rosellon "Political Economy of Solar Energy." Proceedings of 4th Congreso Internacional sobre Innovacion y Desarrollo TecnologicoIn Press

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with M. Intriligator "An Economic Theory of Arms Races." The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of EconomicsIn Press

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Rosellon "Price Regulation in a Vertically Integrated Natural Gas Industry: The Case of Mexico." The Review of Network Economics, 4(1) (March 2005)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Rosellon "Un Modelo de Equilibrio General Para la Fijacion de Precios del Gas Natural en Mexico." El Trimestre Economico, LXXII(2), Num. 286 (Abril-Junio 2005)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with Rosellon, Juan "A General Equilibrium Model of Pricing Natural Gas in Mexico." El Trimestre Economico (2004) In Press

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with Rosellon, Juan "Price Regulation in a Vertically Integrated Natural Gas Industry: The Case Of Mexico." The Review of Network Economics (2004) In Press

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with Rosellon, J. "Regulation of Gas Marketing Activities." Estudios Economicos (2003)

 
 Other
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Rosellon "Implications of the Elasticity of Natural Gas in Mexico on Investment in Gas Pipelines and in Setting the Arbitrage Point." Repsol YPF-Harvard Kennedy School Fellows 2003-2004 Research Papers

 
 

Brito, Dagobert with J. Rosellon "Strategic Behavior and the Pricing og Gas in Mexico." Repsol YPF-Harvard Kennedy School Fellows 2003-2004 Research Papers

 
 

Brito, Dagobert "Disarmament and Development."  (2001)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert "Economic and Political Implications of New Developments in Thin Film Solar Technology."  (forthcoming)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert "Economics of Defense." International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (2001)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert (with Laney Littlejohn and Juan Rosellon) "Pricing Liquid Petroleum Gas in Mexico." Southern Economic Journal (2000)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert (with M. D. Intriligator) "Arms Races." Defense and Peace Economics (2000)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert L. and Intriligator, M.D. "Increasing Returns to Scale and the Arms Race: The End of the Richardson Paradigm?." Defence and Peace Economics (1998)

 
 

Brito, Dagobert L., Webster, M. and Noer, John "Drag Reduction Agents: An Energy Security Bargain." , CRM 99-87.09 (1999)

 
 

Brito, D., Ewell, M. W., Jr., Hashim, A., and Noer, J. "Upgrading the Saudi Petroline: An Alternative to the Strait of Hormuz?." Center for Naval Analyses Research Memorandum, SECRET (October, 1998) : 98-130.

 
 

Brito, D., Intriligator, M.D., and Worth E. "Corporate Restructuring, Technological Change and the Distribution of Labor Income." The Macrofoundations of Economic Growth (1997)

 
 

Brito, D., Littlejohn, W. L., and Rosellon, J. "Pricing Natural Gas in Mexico." Trimestre Economico (1998)

 
 

Brito, D., and Intriligator, M.D. "Increasing Returns to Scale and the Arms race: The End of the Richardson Paradigm?." Defence and Peace Economics (1998)

 
 

Brito. D., and Sheshinski E. "Alternatives to the Strait of Hormuz." Energy Journal (1998)

 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

"Bread and Circuses, Is There an Alternative?." Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Mexico City, Mexico. (November 22, 2006)

 
 

"Political Economy of Solar Energy." Academia de Ciencias, Mexico City, Mexico. (February 1, 2006)

 
 

"Educaion and Asymmetric Hispanic Assimilation: Preliminary Exploration." Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. (December 7, 2004)

 
 

"Timing of Investment in Regulated Natural Gas Pipelines." Fourth Conference on Applied Infrastructure Research, Technical Universityof Berlin, Berlin, Germany. (October 8, 2005)

 
 Invited Talks
 

"Education and Asymmetric Hispanic Assimilation: A Preliminary Exploration." University of Florida Department of Economics, Gainsville, FL. (October 20, 2004)

 
 

"The Political Economy of Solar Energy and the Implications of Nano-Technology." James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Energy and Nanotechnology Workshop, Houston, TX. (October 16, 2004)

 
 

"A Plan for the Possibility of Peace." Seminar, University of Houston Law School, Houston, TX. (January, 2003)

 
 Other
 

"Economic and Political Implications of New Developments in Thin Film Solar Technology." Hebrew University, Center for Rationality, Israel. (June, 2001) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Regularion of Gas Markets in Mexico." Seminario de Enrgia y Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico. (May, 2001) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Regulation of Gas Markets in Mexico." Seminario de Enrgia y Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico. (October, 2000)

 
 

"Competencia y Regulacion en la Industria de Gas Natural." Energia Para el Crecimiento de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. (October 2000) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Congestion of the Turkish Straits: A Market Alternative." World Congress of the Econometric Society, Seattle, WA. (August 2000) With with M. D. Intriligator

 
 

"Pricing Natural Gas in Mexico." Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society, (September 2000) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Regulation of Gas Markets in Mexico." Seminario de Enrgia y Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico. (October 2000) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Congestion of the Turkish Straits: A Market Alternative." Conference on the congestion of the Turkish Straits, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. (March 1999)

 
 

"Disarmament and Development." United Nations Conference on Critical Disarmament Issues, New York, NY. (Ocotber 1999)

 
 

"Pricing Natural Gas in Mexico." Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society, invited paper, Mexico City, Mexico. (August 1999) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 

"Regulation of Gas Marketing Activities in Mexico." Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society, invited paper, Mexico City, Mexico. (August 1999) With with Juan Rosellon

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"A Proposal for Immigration Reform." Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Mexico City, Mexico. (October 18, 2007)

 
 

"Non-Nuclear Deterrent Weapons for a Changed Strategic Environment." Nuclear Nonproliferation Workshop: Policy Implications of Managing or Preventing Proliferation, Houston, TX. (November 11, 2007)

 
 Workshops
 

"The Straegic Allocation of Carbon." Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Mexico City, Mexico. (October 15, 2008)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Member, (October 2005)

 Who's Who in Economics, 3rd Edition, (1999)