Larissa Hallack

Visiting Research Fellow

Larissa is a Notre Dame MBA Candidate ‘23. She has more than five years of experience at Petrobras – the Brazilian state-controlled oil company – where she worked as a reserve evaluator and a reservoir engineer. Her former experience includes industries such as the steel company Gerdau and the cosmetics company L’Oréal as well as the Rio de Janeiro State Treasury Office.

She obtained her Ph.D. in Energy Planning from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 2019, with publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. As part of her doctorate work, she researched at Boston University the effect of productivity and country-risk on development in the Brazilian pre-salt province and causal relations among crude oil, ethanol, and gasoline prices in Brazil. She is among the authors of the report ‘Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Latin America: the market, technologies, and outlook,’ published by the IEI Latin American Office.

Larissa also has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Ceará, an MSc in Energy Systems Planning from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, and an MEng in General Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon.

Areas of Expertise

Brazilian oil industry, frontier energy technologies and energy policies

 

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Ongoing research by Larissa Hallack