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The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Dr. Ted Temzelides

Department of Economics
Rice University

Dr. Ted Temzelides was born in Athens, Greece.  He earned a BA in Economics in Greece and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1995. Before coming to Rice, Dr. Temzelides had taught various courses at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, the University of Pittsburgh, and while visiting the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has consulted for the Federal Reserve as well as the European Central Bank. He is currently a Baker Institute Rice Scholar. His research lies in the intersection of Macroeconomics and Energy, where he studies issues related to trading in OTC markets, the role of R&D in renewable energy on economic growth, properties of emissions trading mechanisms, and strategic issues in oil and gas production. Dr. Temzelides’s research has received funding from the National Science Foundation and has been published in some of the leading academic economics journals, including Econometrica, The Journal of Political Economy, The American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, and The Journal of Monetary Economics. Dr. Temzelides regularly serves as a referee for academic journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal Economic Theory.


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