José Alberro co-heads Cornerstone Research’s international arbitration and litigation practice and specialises in damages estimation. He has been an ICSID arbitrator.
His expertise focuses on applied economic and financial modelling, with particular depth in natural resources (including hydrocarbons), petrochemicals, consumer goods, industrial inputs, and telecommunications. Dr Alberro has provided expert testimony in international arbitrations involving both investor-state and commercial disputes in cases related to investments in oil and natural gas; mining; construction; alcoholic beverages; telecommunications; distribution of LPG and port operations.
Dr Alberro holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. He was a tenured full professor at the age of 33 and taught economics at universities in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico for 15 years. He has published extensively in academic journals; one of his papers was cited in the 1995 Nobel Prize in Economics Lecture. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science. His research and analyses have been widely published, including in the ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, The Journal of Damages in International Arbitration, The International Arbitration Law Review,Transnational Dispute Management and the International Commercial Arbitration Review.