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Peter Volkmar

Peter Volkmar

Postdoctoral Fellow in Energy Transitions
Office Phone: (713) 348-2217


Peter Volkmar is a postdoctoral fellow in energy transitions with the Center for Energy Studies. His research focuses on crude oil pricing and behavior of oligopolies in crude oil markets as well as electricity access. Previously, Volkmar worked in business intelligence in Washington, D.C., where he advised clients on geopolitical and economic risks.

Prior to receiving his Ph.D. and during the Arab Spring (2011-2013), he was an economics reporter with Business Monthly, a magazine based in Cairo focusing on Egypt’s business and economic environment. He has also worked in microfinance in Egypt, social work in New York City and international arbitration in Manhattan.

Volkmar is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison((majoring in mathematics and religious studies with a focus on Islam in the Middle East) and holds a master's degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in energy economics) from Rice University.