MANUEL MADRID-ARIS, is an engineer and economist. He is currently an international consultant in the field of business-economics and public policy. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Florida International University, Miami - USA. His research interest are in the field of development economics, international economics, economics of regulation and antitrust, public utility economics, and environmental economics. His experience as an international consultant is extensive and includes being a consultant to both governmental agencies in several countries as well as to the private sector at international level. He holds an Civil Engineering degree with specialization in water resources and environmental planning from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María of Chile. He also holds a Master Degree in Economics and a Doctorate in Political Economy and Public Policy from University of Southern California, Los Angeles - USA.