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R Soligo

Ronald Soligo

Professor of Economics

Baker Hall 268
Ph: 713.348.3354
Fax: 713.348.5278
Email: soligo@rice.edu

Curriculum Vitae 


Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1964
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1958

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Energy Economics, Economic Development.

“The Governance of Oil and Gas In The United States” with Peter Mieszkowski.

"Energy Balances and the Potential for Biofuels in Cuba," with Amy Myers Jaffe.

“The International Oil Companies”, with Amy Myers Jaffe


“The United States, Cuba Sanctions and the Potential for Energy Trade,” with Amy Myers Jaffe, in 9 Ways To Talk To Cuba & For Cuba To Talk To US, The Center for Democracy in the Americas, 2009.

"The Militarization of Energy – The Russian Connection", with Amy Myers Jaffe, in Energy Security and Global Politics: The Militarization of Resource Management, Daniel Moran and James Russell eds., Routledge, 2008.

"Market Structure in the New Gas Economy: Is Cartelization Possible?" with Amy Myers Jaffe, in Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2030", Oxford University Press, 2006.

"Re-evaluating U.S. Strategic Priorities in the Caspian Region: Balancing energy resource initiatives with terrorism containment", with Amy Myers Jaffe, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 17 No. 2 July 2004.

"The Present Status and Future Prospects of Energy in China", with Amy Myers Jaffe and Kenneth Medlock III, Asian Energy Markets: Dynamics and Trends, The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2004.

"The Economics of Pipeline Routes: The Conundrum of Oil Exports from the Caspian Basin" with Amy Myers Jaffe, in Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future, Amy Myers Jaffe, Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Dov Lynch and Robin Sickles, editors, Palgrave Press (2002)

"The Role of Inventories in Oil Market Stability", with Amy Myers Jaffe, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2002.

"Automobile Ownership and economic Development: Forecasting Passenger Vehicle Demand to the Year 2015", with Kenneth B. Medlock III, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, May, 2002.

"Potential Growth for U.S. Energy in Cuba", with Amy Myers Jaffe, ASCE Volume 12 Proceedings, Cuba in Transition (web site) (2002).