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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


Caldwell Bailey
Senior Consultant
Email: caldwell.bailey@ihs.com

Vice President

Vick Natrajan
Email: VNatrajan@chevron.com


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


Ryan Croft
Market Researcj Analyst
Kiewit Energy Group Inc.
Email: Ryan.Croft@Kiewit.com

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

February Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, February 16 2017 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Paradoxical Banking Conditions: Times Are Good Yet Risks Are Rising

Speaker: Ed Skelton


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, February 16th 2017.


Ed Skelton is a Macrosurveillance Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. His primary area of responsibility is managing the Bank’s Macrosurveillance unit where he performs regional and national financial system analysis, researches issues related to international systemic risk, and is very active in the Bank’s Economic Education program. Skelton also researches the economies of Latin America, with a focus on the banking industry and the financial system. He has appeared on National Public Radio and his work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, Newsweek, specialized industry publications, academic studies, as well as prominent daily newspapers in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and many other Latin American countries.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Dallas Fed, he is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, where he has received numerous awards for teaching excellence. Skelton received a Master of Arts in Economics degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics degree from Baylor University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as a capstone project advisor.

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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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