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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


Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch

Vice President/Treasurer

Amy Brock
Market Intelligence Advisor


Islam Rizvanoghlu
Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

May Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Location: Due to the corona virus, we are not going to meet in person in April. Please sign up for the event through Eventbrite. We will send a Webex link to all who sign up.
Please note that this is an online meeting.

Topic: COVID-19: The implications for road transport

Speaker: Marianne Kah


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our online meeting on Thursday, May 14th 2020!

Marianne Kah is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Member of the Advisory Board at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. She is also an Independent Director of PGS, Allegheny Technologies and the Houston Grand Opera. She had been the Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips for 25 years where she was responsible for developing the company’s market outlooks for oil and natural gas, and was the company’s expert in scenario planning.

Prior to ConocoPhillips, Ms. Kah was the Manager of Corporate Planning at Cabot Corporation and a Senior Analyst in the Policy Development Group of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation. Prior to that she was a Policy Analyst at the Energy and Minerals Division of the GAO where she led various energy policy studies for the U.S. Senate Energy Committee and House Fossil and Synthetic Fuels Subcommittee.

She has been a frequent presenter and panelist at international energy forums and conferences and has participated in U.S. energy policy studies, including those by the National Petroleum Council and the BiPartisan Policy Center.

She is a Past President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and she co-chairs the Energy Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics. She has also chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Economics and Statistics.

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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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