Invited Speaking Engagements

“Mineral Revenues in Louisiana.” Louisiana Tax Institute. Baton Rouge, LA. December 3, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” Society of Louisiana’s CPA’s. Oil and Gas Conference. Lafayette, LA. November 29, 2018.

“Electric Power: Industry Overview, Organization, and Federal/State Distinctions”. EUCI. FERC Electricity 101. Newport Beach, CA. November 6, 2018.

“The Future of Solar in Louisiana: An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid.” With Farzad Ferdowsi and Shahab Mehraeen. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Little Rock Arkansas Chapter. Little Rock, AR. September 19, 2019.

“The Future of Solar in Louisiana: An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid.” With Farzad Ferdowsi and Shahab Mehraeen. Joint meeting with the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). Little Rock, AR. September 19, 2019.

“The Future of Solar in Louisiana: An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid.” With Farzad Ferdowsi and Shahab Mehraeen. Southwestern Electric Power Company. Shreveport, LA. September 18, 2019.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” Women’s Energy Network (WEN). South Louisiana Chapter. Lafayette, LA. September 13, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS). New Orleans, LA. September 10, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” Women’s Energy Network (WEN). South Louisiana Chapter. New Orleans, LA. July 26, 2018.

“Econometric Forecasting and Energy Regulation.” “Cost Benefit Evaluation for Regulators and Utilities.” “Economics of Renewable Energy Resources.” Michigan State University. Institute of Public Utilities. Advanced Regulatory Studies Program. East Lansing, MI. October 1-2, 2018.

“Electric Power: Industry Overview, Organization, and Federal/State Distinctions”. EUCI. FERC Electricity 101. Newport Beach, CA, November 6, 2018.

“Energy and Economic Update; LA and Gulf Coast Region.” National Association of Royalty Owners. Shreveport. April 23, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” American Petroleum Institute (API). Atchafalaya Chapter, Morgan City, LA. March 15, 2018.

“Electric Power: Industry Overview, Organization, and Federal/State Distinctions”. EUCI. FERC Electricity 101. Portland, OR. March 12, 2018.

“Mid-Stream Investment in the Era of Shale.” Louisiana Pipeliners Association Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA. February 26, 2018.

“LNG Export and American National Gas Markets.” National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA). Natural Gas Committee. Webinar. February 20, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” World Trade Center of New Orleans. Energy Committee Meeting. New Orleans, LA. February 15, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” National Association of Royalty Owners. 2018 Convention. Shreveport, LA. April 23, 2018.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana. Project Outlook 2017. Baton Rouge, LA. November 16, 2017.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” American Petroleum Institute (API), Delta Chapter. Joint Society Luncheon. New Orleans, LA. November 8, 2017.

“Energy and Economic Update for Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region.” Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association. Baton Rouge, LA. October 5, 2017.

“Econometric Forecasting and Energy Regulation.” Michigan State University. Institute of Public Utilities. Advanced Regulatory Studies Program. East Lansing, MI. October 2, 2017.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” St. James Community Advisory Panel. Gramercy, LA. June 6, 2017.

“Mid-stream Investment in the Era of Shale”. Kinetica, Shipper Meeting. St. Charles, LA. April 6, 2017.

“Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.” East Iberville Community Advisory Panel Meeting. St. Gabriel, LA. March 23, 2017.

“Electric Power: Industry Overview, Organization, and Federal/State Distinctions”. EUCI. FERC Electricity 101. San Diego, CA, January 30, 2017.

“Gulf Coast Petrochemical Economy”. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Baton Rouge Fall Seminar. Baton Rouge, LA. November 11, 2016.

“Econometric Forecasting and Energy Regulation.” Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities, Advanced Regulatory Studies Program. East Lansing, MI. October 3, 2016.

“Energy Prices and the Manufacturing Renaissance. Reality or Pipe Dream?” Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance. Central Louisiana Manufacturing Manager’s Council. Alexandria, LA. September 20, 2016.

“Funding Renewable Energy and the Future of the Power Grid.” DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations’ Conference & Expo. Pineville, LA. August 18, 2016.

“Oil and Gas Prices and Louisiana’s Fiscal Outlook.” National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA). Annual Conference 2016. Chicago, IL. May 6, 2016.

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Residential Mortgage Payments: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” Sam Houston State. Department of Economics. Huntsville, TX. April 22, 2016.

“Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Utility Rate Design: The Devil’s in the Details.” Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference and Expo 2016. Lafayette, LA. April 14, 2016.


“The Evolution of the Louisiana Tax Structure.” Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy. Baton Rouge, LA. April 8, 2016.



“Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat?” Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. April Strategic Luncheon. Alexandria, LA. April 6th, 2016.

“The Economics of Crude Export Restrictions.” Public Utility Research Center (PURC). University of Florida. Presentation to Turkish Energy Markets Regulatory Authority (EMRA/EPDK). Gainesville, FL. December 7, 2015.

“Crude Oil Exports and the Louisiana Economy: A discussion of U.S. policy of restricting crude oil exports and its implications for Louisiana.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Monthly Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA. November 19, 2015.

“Unconventional Oil and Gas Activity and Crude Export Restrictions.” World Trade Center New Orleans. Energy Committee Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 19, 2015.

“Energy and the Economy.” Louisiana State University Saturday Science. Baton Rouge, LA. October 10, 2015.

“Crude Oil Exports and the Louisiana Economy: A discussion of U.S. policy of restricting crude oil exports and its implications for Louisiana.” Energy Summit 2015: Disruptive and Game-Changing Energy Trends: Implications for Louisiana. Baton Rouge, LA. October 21, 2015.

“Econometric Forecasting and Energy Regulation.” Michigan State University Institute of Public Utilities. Advanced Regulatory Studies Program. East Lansing, MI. October 5, 2015.

“Unconventional Oil and Gas Activity and Crude Export Restrictions. A Discussion of U.S. Policy of Restricting Crude Oil Exports.” Tulane Engineering Forum. April 17, 2015.

“Louisiana Tax Study, 2015.” Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting. Alexandria, LA. April 9, 2015.

‘‘Louisiana Tax Study, 2015.” Louisiana Joint Ways and Means Committee. With Jim Richardson and Steven Sheffrin. Baton Rouge, LA. March 11, 2015.

“Minerals Taxes.” Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies Industry Associates Meeting. Baton Rouge, LA. September 9, 2014.


Academic Conference Presentations

“An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards and Feed-in-Tariffs on International Markets.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. Washington DC. November 20, 2018.

“Fossil Fuel Endowments, Corruption and Economic Growth.” With Matthew E. Oliver. Southern Economic Association Meeting. Washington DC. November 19, 2018. (Co-author’s presentation)

“Renewable Energy Potential and Adoption of Global Feed-in-Tariffs and Renewable Portfolio Standards.” United States Associate for Energy Economics. Washington DC. September 24, 2018.

“Local Economic Shocks and Entrepreneurship: New Business Formation During the Shale Oil and Gas Boom.” National Bureau of Economic Research - Summer Institute. July 16, 2018. (Co-author’s presentation)

“Integrating Storage into Rooftop Solar: An Economics and Engineering Approach.” International Association for Energy Economics. Groningen, Netherlands. June 10-13, 2018.

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Wage Differentials: Evidence From Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA). International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). January 6, 2018.

“Decomposing Crude Price Differentials: Domestic Shipping Constraints or the Crude Oil Export Ban?” Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA). American Economic Association (AEA). January 5, 2018. (Session Organizer).

“Local Economic Shocks and Entrepreneurship: New Business Formation During the Shale Oil and Gas Boom.” Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA). Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE). Philadelphia, PA. January 5, 2018. (Co-author’s Presentation). (Session Organizer).

“Local economic shocks and entrepreneurship: New business formatiuon during the shale oil and gas boom.” Southern Economic Association. Tampa, FL. November 18, 2017. (Session Organizer).

“The Future of Solar in Louisiana. An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid.” Southern Economic Association. Tampa, FL. November 17, 2017.

“The Future of Solar in Louisiana. An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid.” United States Association for Energy Economics. Houston, TX. November 14, 2017.

“An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards and Feed-in-Tariffs on International Markets.” Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 39th Annual Fall Research Conference. Chicago, IL. November 3, 2017.

“An Analysis of the Distributional Effects of Electricity Market Restructuring.” Asian Law and Economics Association. Ho Chi Mihn, Vietnam. June 22, 2017.

“An Analysis of the Distributional Effects of Electricity Market Restructuring.” International Association for Energy Economics. Singapore. June 19, 2017.

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Wage Differentials: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” American Economic Association. Chicago, IL. January 6-8, 2017.

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Wage Differentials: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. Washington, D.C. November 21, 2016.

“Decomposing Crude Price Differentials? Domestic Shipping Constraints or the Crude Oil Export Ban.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. Washington, D.C. November 20, 2016.

“Decomposing Crude Price Differentials – Domestic Shipping Constraints or the Crude Oil Export Ban?” United States Association for Energy Economics. Tulsa, OK. October 23, 2016.

“Decomposing Crude Price Differentials – Domestic Shipping Constraints or the Crude Oil Export Ban?” International Association for Energy Economics. Bergen, Norway. June 20, 2016.

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Residential Mortgage Payments: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) National Conference. Washington, D.C. April 20, 2016. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Electricity Prices, Renewable Energy Generation and Emissions: An Analysis of Renewable Portfolio Standards.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 23, 2015.

“Trackers, Pipe Replacements and Leaks: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Accelerated Infrastructure Replacement Programs.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 23, 2015. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Local Labor Market Shocks and Residential Mortgage Payments: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 23, 2015. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Assessing the Effectiveness of Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Analysis of Electricity Prices, Renewable Energy Generation and Emissions Reductions.” International Association for Energy Economics. Antalya, Turkey. May 25-27, 2015.

“Trackers, Pipe Replacements and Leaks: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Accelerated Pipe Replacement Program on Cost Recovery Mechanisms.” International Association for Energy Economics. Antalya, Turkey. May 25-27, 2015. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays and Local Housing Market Characteristics.” American Real Estate Society Annual Meeting. Ft. Myers, FL. April 14-18, 2015. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Examining the Efficacy of Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline Replacement Policies.” Southern Economics Association Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 22-24, 2014.

“Economic and Policy Issues in Sustaining an Adequate Oil Spill Contingency Fund in the Aftermath of a Catastrophic Incident.” Thirty-seventh Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP)- Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response. Canmore, Alberta Canada. June 3-5, 2014.

“The Impact of Wages on College Enrollment Decisions.” Association for Education and Finance Policy. San Antonio, TX. March 13-15, 2014.

“Housing Wealth, Credit Availability and College Enrollment.” Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 5-8, 2014. (Co-author’s presentation).

“Overnight Cost Calculations, Economies of Scale and Learning by Doing: Analyzing the World’s Offshore Windfarms.” United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) / International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) North American Conference. Anchorage, AK. August 28-31, 2013.

“Merit-Based Scholarships Effect on Educational Outcomes: An Analysis of the Arizona AIMS Scholarship.” Association for Education and Finance Policy. New Orleans, LA. March 15, 2013.

“Merit-Based Scholarships Effect on Educational Outcomes: An Analysis of the Arizona AIMS Scholarship.” Louisiana State University Department of Economics Seminar Series. Baton Rouge, LA. March 11, 2013.

“Overnight Cost Calculations, Economies of Scale and Learning by Doing: Analyzing the World’s Offshore Windfarms.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 17, 2012.

“Merit-Based Scholarships Effect on Educational Outcomes: An Analysis of the Arizona AIMS Scholarship.” Southern Economic Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. November 17, 2012.