Dhahran Event – Energy Markets in Transition: Growing pains, new technologies and new trading arrangements


The Saudi Association for Energy Economics (SAEE) is delighted to invite you to its upcoming event, which is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. In this occasion, we are excited to have the former President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE):

Dr. Peter R. Hartley

Peter R. Hartley, Ph.D., is the George and Cynthia Mitchell Professor of Economics at Rice University. He is also a Rice Scholar of Energy Economics at the Baker Institute. He has worked on energy economics issues for 35 years, focusing originally on electricity, but also including work on natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear and renewable energy. He has also published in other areas including theoretical and applied issues in money and banking, business cycles, and international finance. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University before coming to Rice. Originally from Australia, he has also held visiting appointments at Monash University, Melbourne University, the Australian National University and the University of Western Australia.

This event will be held on May 23, 2016 at University of Dammam. The topic of the event will be:

Energy Markets in Transition: Growing pains, new technologies and new trading arrangements

During this discussion, Dr. Hartley will focus on:

  1. How economic growth in China and other large economies has stressed energy markets, but also how energy transitions are likely to be disruptive of economic growth;
  2. The unconventional oil and gas revolution and other “disruptive” fossil fuel technologies;
  3. What new technologies might provide the “backstop” for fossil fuels;
  4. Some comments on environmental issues, with a focus on how climate change and carbon policy may influence the energy transition;
  5. The difficulty of getting new energy technologies through the “valley of death” between R&D and commercialization;
  6. The reason we have moved to more competitive market based structures in trading energy commodities and electricity.


6:30-7:00 pm: Reception

7:00-8:30 pm: Presentation/Discussion

8:30-9:00 pm: Q&A

Kindly RSVP by filling out the form

If not already a member of SAEE, we invite you to join the association by completing the application and for more information on the membership benefits, please visit SAEE Website

We are excited about this upcoming event and look forward to see you. Please feel free to contact us for any questions you may have at co@aramco.com or 0138808434

Kind Regards,
Saudi Association for Energy Economics Board

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