Professor of Economics
Ted Temzelides, Ph.D., is a Baker Institute Rice scholar, a professor of economics and the master of Martel College at Rice University. Temzelides has taught undergraduate and Ph.D. courses at the University of Minnesota, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa, the University of Pittsburgh, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University and the European University Institute. He has worked for the Federal Reserve and has held consulting appointments at the European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Portugal, where he performed research on payments, financial instability and monetary policy. Temzelides’ current research concentrates on the intersection between macroeconomics and energy economics: he studies the effects of innovation in renewable and fossil energy sources on economic growth and on energy independence. He also studies the design of efficient emissions trading mechanisms and of European Union policies related to energy, banking and financial markets. Temzelides regularly gives seminars about his research in universities and conferences both in the United States and overseas. His research has received funding from the National Science Foundation and has been published in some of the leading economics journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings and the Journal of Monetary Economics. Temzelides has regularly served as a referee for academic journals and is on the editorial board of the journal Economic Theory. He is also on the board of directors of the French-American Chamber of Commerce — Houston Chapter. He occasionally blogs for the Houston Chronicle, where he has recently written an op-ed on current economic issues. Temzelides earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Piraeus in Greece and a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota.
Spring 2013 Courses