Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University-Baker Institute
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Rice University’s Baker Institute and the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, as well as an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Department of Economics at Rice University. He is a principal in the development of the Rice World Natural Gas Trade Model. He has published numerous scholarly articles on natural gas markets, energy commodity price relationships, gasoline markets, transportation, national oil company behavior, economic development and energy demand, and energy use and the environment. Medlock is currently the vice president for conferences for the United States Association for Energy Economics, and previously served as vice president for academic affairs. In 2001, he won (joint with Ron Soligo) the International Association for Energy Economics Award for Best Paper of the Year. In 2011, he was given the USAEE’s Senior Fellow Award.Medlock has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission regarding their energy modeling efforts.
Medlock received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice in 2000, and held the MD Anderson Fellowship at the Baker Institute from 2000 to 2001.