Ted Loch-Temzelides

Ted Loch-Temzelides
Résidents Labex RFIEA+
pas Eurias

dates de séjour

20/02/2019 - 12/07/2019


Économie et finance
Sciences de la terre, de l’environnement et du climat

Fonction d’origine


Institution d’origine

Rice University (États-Unis)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Energy Transitions

As the energy landscape continues to change through growth and innovation, what is the optimal energy transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy? How can economists assist the design of self-enforcing international climate agreements? Moving closer to home, the energy landscape is changing in the Mediterranean region. From the substantial off-shore gas and oil fields recently discovered in the eastern Mediterranean to the DESERTEC project that could bring cheap and clean solar energy from North African deserts to Europe, new developments will provide us with new challenges, including some related to the complex geopolitics in the region. An interdisciplinary approach is necessary to investigate most of these questions, as the answers require insights and methodologies from several fields. I am planning to pursue interdisciplinary research that integrates economic, climate science, and social considerations in order to assess the economic and environmental impact of policy and of technological developments.


Ted Loch-Temzelides, Ph.D., is a Professor of Economics and a James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy Center for Energy Studies Scholar at Rice University. He has taught and given research seminars at numerous universities and conferences around the world. He has worked and consulted for several institutions, including the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Central Bank of Portugal. His current research interests include growth and the energy transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy, the trends in energy use in transportation in the developing countries, the economic implications of innovation and new energy technologies, and self-enforcing climate and conservation agreements. He is also studying decision making in economic experiments. His work has received funding from the National Science Foundation and has been published in several journals. He is on the editorial board of the journal Economic Theory, and he is a CESifo fellow. He has served as a Vice-President of the Board of Directors, French-American Chamber of Commerce - Houston Chapter, has written blogs for the Houston Chronicle and for Forbes, and has appeared as a guest on Al-Jazeera and on China Central Television.