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Houston Chapter

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


Erin Powers
Market Analytics Coordinator
Phillips 66

Vice President

Caldwell Bailey
Senior Consultant


Vick Natrajan


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

University Liaison

Jaeger Wells
Market Research Manager

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

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October Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: How Energy is Affecting and Afflicting the Houston Economy

Speaker: Jesse Thompson


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, October 8th.


Jesse Thompson is a Business Economist with the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Thompson joined the Bank in 2010, and he has been engaged in research covering issues affecting Houston and the Gulf Coast Economy. In particular he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He assists in the collection of information for the Beige Book–a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, is the author of the Monthly Houston Economic Indicators, and also contributes to the Southwest Economy, a publication of the Dallas Fed. His most recent article was, “Diversified Houston Spared Recession… So far.”

Thompson earned a Master of Arts in Applied Economics from the University of Houston, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Houston. Born and raised in the Houston Area, Thompson has been married for nearly 10 years and has three wonderful children.

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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.

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