Rose Kontak manages the research on national oil companies at PESD. She has participated in field work in Mexico, Venezuela, and China. Before taking on the responsibility of PESD work on oil, she was integral in bringing the Program’s on electricity markets to completion with the publication of “The Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries.”
Ms. Kontak holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, focusing on Geology. She came to PESD after working as a research assistant in environmental economics at MIT, joining the Program in 2005.