Moises Escobar

Moises Escobar
Yale College 2020

Moises is a rising senior in Yale College studying Economics and Global Affairs. He works at CBEY as a writer for the Clean Energy Finance Forum. At Yale, he is a member of the Energy Studies Advisory Board and is a Tobin Economics Research Assistant. Moises interned at the Yale Investments Office and led Dwight Hall’s socially-responsible investment fund last year. This summer, he worked at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Saudi Aramco’s venture capital subsidiary, analyzing cleantech and Fourth Industrial Revolution companies.

Moises grew passionate about energy and infrastructure issues after spending much of his life abroad and coming to understand the importance of these factors in a society’s development. Moises was born in Houston, Texas to Colombian parents and at the age of 11, moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He later returned to the U.S. to attend Phillips Exeter Academy before finding his way to Yale. As a result of his background, Moises speaks English and Spanish with native fluency and is proficient in Arabic.

Moises is currently in Nanjing, China joining his family on a “gap semester”, but available via email at moises.escobar@yale.edu.

Authored Articles
Traffic on a street in Hunan Province, China

Traffic in Changsha, Hunan Province, China / Jakob Montrasio / CC BY 2.0

What Can the United States Learn From China’s Robust EV Development?

Although China’s conventional auto industry has never matched that of nations like Germany, Japan or the United States, the nation has managed to outpace rivals in the production and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Last year, the majority of all the world’s electric cars were sold in China. China’s electric vehicle purchases exceeded U.S. sales by 2015 and in 2018, over 1.1 million electric cars were sold in the country.
Garden of the Master of Nets in Suzhou, China

China Could Create Sustainable International Infrastructure

In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced the beginning of an initiative that he would later dub the “project of the century.” The Belt and Road Initiative is a massive infrastructure-integration project undertaken by the Chinese government to improve the connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa. It effectively covers more than half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s GDP.