• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
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Peter Rodriguez

Rice University

Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Peter Rodriguez has been dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University since 2016. During that time, he has doubled MBA enrollment, grown the tenure-track faculty by more than 35%, introduced the first online graduate degree at Rice, launched the undergraduate business major, renovated McNair Hall, including a new public art project, and helped the Rice Business community survive Hurricane Harvey and grow stronger during COVID-19. His tenure as dean has also ushered in a new Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a relationship with The Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management and a rise in underrepresented minority students. He established an operations faculty group, lead the successful and growing entrepreneurship initiatives at Rice, and built into the curriculum a global field experience for every student. An economist and professor of strategic management, Peter also teaches MBA classes on leadership and has instilled the core values of being attentive, responsive, and kind as central to the culture of Rice Business. He is presently serving a three-year term on The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch board of directors, providing input on regional economic conditions as part of its monetary policy functions. He is also a board member for three nonprofit organizations: Good Reason Houston, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, and Texas 2036. His research interests include corruption, globalization, economic development, and social institutions. He worked for several years as an associate in the Global Energy Group at JP Morgan Chase.

Sessions With Peter Rodriguez

Monday, 6 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:30 am - 07/mar/2023 03:00 am

    Post-Pandemic: A new world economy?

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Markets/Economics/Strategy
    As the COVID-19 pandemic moves to the rearview mirror, now is a good time to take stock of the changes it brought, their likely persistent future impacts. Highly efficient supply chains failed the resiliency test and are now being reexamined and recalibrated. Energy transition has gained momentum. Inflation has surged to levels not seen in four decades, catching central banks flat-footed, leading to a rethink of monetary policymaking. This dinner will feature insights from top economists and industry leaders on the post-COVID world, how it is different and what this means for the future of the global economy and supply chains. What are the macro lessons from the COVID era? How has the pandemic changed the way economists and all financial forecasters do their jobs? What have we learned about supply chain resilience and what changes lie ahead? As recalibration takes place, will the driving factor be costs, geopolitics, reshoring, or something else? What will be the lasting impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the outlook? Is the era of lower for longer over? If so, what factors may push pressures on inflation and policy rates higher in the post-COVID era? How will central banks modify their playbooks?