Catalina works across several practices, with a special focus on regulatory and competition issues.
Catalina specializes in the application of economic analysis to competition policy and market regulation cases across several industries, in particular the telecommunications and energy sectors.
Her experience in regulation cases includes market reviews for the utility sector, such as the imposition of asymmetric obligations to telecom operators, or assessing the impact that regulating the access to infrastructure might have on the incentives to invest in newer technologies. Alongside her experience in regulation, she has worked on various competition cases, such as the trucks litigation proceeding, gaining experience in litigation and damage estimation.
Before joining Frontier, Catalina worked as an Investment Specialist at Citigroup Mexico, where she analysed economic outlooks to optimise clients’ investment portfolios. She also worked as an Assistant Professor at Pompeu Fabra University and the Barcelona GSE, where she taught Competition Economics and Market Regulation.
She has a special interest in the implications of regulating digital markets in Europe and assessing policies to achieve Europe’s net-zero goal through the energy transition. Catalina is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English. She holds an Msc in Specialised Economic Analysis from the Barcelona School of Economics and a Bs in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
If you could gain one quality or ability, what would it be?
Be able to speak all languages.
What was the last book you read?
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. It is an amazing story about having a purpose bigger than life and about one of the most valuable things in the Universe, friendship.
Are aliens real?
I don’t have statistically enough information to say they aren’t real. The Universe is infinite with never ending possibilities.