Kenneth Medlock, the institute"s James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, has received the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Senior Fellow Award. The prize recognizes Medlock, also an adjunct professor in economics at Rice University, for long-term career contributions to energy economics and dedicated service to the professional organization of U.S. energy economists.

Medlock leads the Baker Institute Energy Forum"s natural-gas program and played a principle role in the development of the Rice World Natural Gas Trade Model, aimed at assessing the future of international natural-gas trade. In receiving the USAEE prize, he joins Baker Institute Rice scholar Peter Hartley, the George and Cynthia Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development and professor of economics, who won the award in 2010.

"The USAEE's Senior Fellow Award is well-deserved recognition of Ken Medlock's outstanding research in energy economics and 'natural gas plays' globally," said Edward Djerejian, the founding director of the Baker Institute. "We at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University are proud of Ken's continuing substantive contributions on key energy issues."

  • Read the Rice News article about Medlock"s award.
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