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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

October Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct 16 2018 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Precarious Balance: The Oil Market Outlook for 2018

Speaker: Mine Yucel

Description:

Precarious Balance: The Oil Market Outlook for 2018

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), in conjuction with The Houston Economics Club (THEC), cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Tuesday, October 16th 2018. Registration closes on October 15th at noon!

Mine Kuban Yücel is Senior Vice President and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has been with the Bank since 1989. Yücel served as Research Director prior to her current position and was the head of the Bank's Micro/Regional/Energy group and Director of Publications before that. Yucel is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president on regional and energy issues and has published numerous articles on energy and regional growth.

Yücel is the president of the National Association for Business Economics and serves on the advisory board of the Global Interdependence Center, and the University of Texas at Dallas Energy Board. She was president of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) in 2011 and president of the United States Association of Energy Economics (USAEE) in 2005. She has served on the executive boards of these two organizations, as well as Executive Women of Dallas, Dallas Area Business Economists, the Dallas Chapter of Women in Technology International, Inc. and the Greater Dallas Chamber’s Board of Economists. She received the USAEE ‘Senior Fellow’ Award in 2007, the Energy Journal Best Paper Award in 2009, the ‘Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE’ award in 2015 and the NABE Fellow Award in 2018.

Before joining the Bank she was an assistant professor of Economics at Louisiana State University. She has a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey and a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

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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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