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Houston Chapter
USAEE Chapters

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Houston, and the surrounding area.

The chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019). Most of the meetings are held at noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. For more information, please contact any of the officers listed below.

If you have any specific questions about the Houston Chapter, contact any of the below representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have.



Houston Officers

President

Vick Natrajan
Advisor
Chevron
Email: VNatrajan@chevron.com

Vice President

Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org

Treasurer

Amy Brock
Market Intelligence Advisor
Chevron
Email: abrock@chevron.com

Secretary

Islam Rizvanoghlu
Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston
Email: irizvano@Central.UH.EDU

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

April Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, April 11 2019 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf

Speaker: Jim Crane

Description:

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, April 11th 2019. Registration closes on April 10th at noon!

Jim Krane, Ph.D., is the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research addresses the geopolitical aspects of energy, with a focus on the Middle East. His scholarly work looks at energy exporting states and the challenges they face from energy subsidies, internal demand, and climate action. He is the author of two books: “Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf,” published by Columbia University Press in January 2019, and “City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism,” published in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press. His scholarly articles have been published in Nature Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Journal, MRS Energy and Sustainability, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is a former journalist who spent more than six years reporting in the Middle East as a correspondent for the Associated Press and the Economist Intelligence Unit as well as writing for numerous other publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Washington Post. He is also a member of the Energy Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge, where his Ph.D. studies took place.

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USAEE Houston Chapter Annual Membership

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Join Houston's premiere Energy and Economics professional organization!

The United States Association for Energy and Economics (USAEE) Houston Chapter benefits from being located in the 'hub' of the energy capital of the world - Houston, TX! This allows our organziation to reach out to and attract well-respected top tier industry professionals as speakers on a monthly basis for timely, relevant, and often times lively discussion topics.

Meeting at the Federal Reserve Building, enjoy a full-service three-course sit down plated lunch while networking with industry professionals with energy and economics backgrounds and focus. Then enjoy a presentation on a timely topic related to energy and economics with opportunities for questions and discussion with the guest speaker.

Great Member Benefits:

  • members' discounted registration rate ($10 less per event) ...Attend three events and the membership more than pays for itself!!
  • elect chapter officers
  • satisfaction of joining Houston's premier professional and educational forum for energy economics.

**Note: Membership in the National USAEE organization is separate from local chapter membership. To become a member of the national organization, visit: https://www.usaee.org/application.aspx.

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