Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University
Kenneth B. Medlock III is the James A. Baker, III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute, the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, the director of the Masters in Energy Economics program and a faculty director of the Rice University Energy and Environment Initiative.
Medlock has published numerous scholarly articles on energy market issues ranging from natural gas and crude oil markets to national oil company behavior. In 2001, Medlock was awarded Best Paper of the Year in the Energy Journal. He served as the vice president for conferences and vice president for academic affairs for the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) from 2011-2015. In 2011, he was given the USAEE’s Senior Fellow Award, and in 2013 he accepted the USAEE’s Adelman-Frankel Award for the Center for Energy Studies.