Paul Isbell was Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute, and former Senior Analyst for International Econimics. He is also the CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), in Washington, D.C., and the lead energy specialist of CTR’s flagship projects, the Atlantic Basin Initiative (ABI) and the Atlantic Energy Forum (AEF). Previously he was Senior Visiting Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C.; Director of the Energy and Climate Change Program at the Elcano Royal Institute (2009-2011); emerging market economist at Banco Santander; and professor of international economics and geopolitics at diverse universities across the Atlantic Basin (including the University of Alcalá de Henares; ICADE-Pontificia Comillas; Syracuse University; George Washington University and the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires).Royal Institute.
Research areas: energy (economics, policy, geopolitics), climate change (energy, electrification and land restoration), geopolítica y geopolitics and global governance, and the Atlantic Basin.
Selected publications: “Latin America’s Interregional Reconfiguration: the Beginning or the End of Latin America’s Continental Integration” (with Kimberly Nolan Garcia, in Interregionalism across the Atlantic Space, Frank Mattheis and Adreas Litseard, eds. Springer International Publishing, 2018); Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin (with Eloy Alvarez Pelegry, eds., Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and Brookings Press, and in conjunction with the Jean Monnet Network Project on Atlantic Studies, co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Washington D.C. October 2017); “Modern Renewable Energy: Approaching the Tipping Point?” (chapter in forthcoming book, Green Law, edited by Vicente Lopez-Ibor, 2017); “Trump’s Supply-Side Energy Policy and the Low Carbon Transition” (ARI 13/2017, Real Instituto Elcano); “Panorama energético de EEUU bajo la presidencia de Trump” (Economía Exterior, número 79, invierno 2016-17); The Economic Case for Landscape Restoration in Latin America (co-author with Vergara, et al, WRI, 2016); “Regionalism and Interregionalism in Latin America: The Beginning or the End of Latin America’s ‘Continental Integration’?” (co-author with Kim Nolan, Atlantic Future Scientific Paper, 2015); The Future of Energy in the Atlantic Basin (co-editor with Eloy Alvarez Pelegry, Center for Transatlantic Relations JHU SAIS y Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness-Deusto University, 2015); “Shale Gas, el offshore y geopolitica” (Integracion & Comercio, #40, IDB-INTAL, October 2015); “Atlantic Energy and the Changing Global Energy Flow Map” (Atlantic Future Scientific Paper, 2014); Societal Benefits of Renewable Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean(co-author with Vergara et al, IDB, 2014); The Climate and Development Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean: Options for climate-resilient, low-carbon development (co-author with Vergara et al, ECLAC-IDB-WWF, 2013); Energy and the Atlantic: The Shifting Energy Landscapes of the Atlantic Basin (German Marshall Fund and OCP Foundation, 2012).