Peter Rodriguez

Rice University

Dean, Jones Graduate School of Business

Peter Rodriguez is dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He is an economist and professor and teaches classes on global macroeconomics and economic growth. Peter’s research interests include the interaction of globalization, economic development, and institutions, the consequences of corruption for multinationals and seed-stage finance in emerging markets. Peter was formerly associate dean for International Affairs at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and lead the development and launch of the Global Executive MBA program. He was previously professor and senior associate dean for MBA Programs and chief diversity officer at the Darden School, a Lecturer at Princeton University, and a professor at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. Peter is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Princeton, Texas A&M and the University of Virginia. Peter serves on the boards of Good Reason Houston, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, and Texas 2036. Peter holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University. He worked for several years as an associate in the Global Energy Group at JP Morgan Chase.

Sessions With Peter Rodriguez

Friday, 11 March

  • 11:30am - 12:10pm (CST) / 11/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 11/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Challenges for Security, Development & Sustainability

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability

    Success in the energy transition will depend on the focused attention of major emitters (China, the United States, the European Union, India) and the engagement of emerging and developing economies that will account for over half of global emissions through 2050. Could intensifying conflicts—between the United States and China, between Russia and Ukraine, across the Middle East—derail major powers from delivering on climate pledges? How might domestic politics and national expectations influence action on climate change? What measures are necessary to ensure that developing economies support ambition for climate action?