Featuring Ryan Kellogg

A shale oil and gas boom has radically transformed the US energy sector over the past 10 years. Ryan Kellogg will address the causes and consequences of this transformation. Why did shale take off so quickly? To what extent has the flood of oil and gas reduced energy prices and benefited US consumers—not just residential consumers but also commercial, industrial, and electric power users? What do we know about the environmental impacts of fracking? And to what extent are these impacts offset by decreases in pollution from coal-fired generators, which are rapidly being displaced by gas-fired generation? Join us for an evening that will make you rethink the future of energy.

Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details

7:00 p.m.  Registration and networking
7:30 p.m.  Presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m.  Reception

Admission is free.

Parking Information

Free parking is available on-site.

Featured Faculty


Ryan Kellogg is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kellogg’s research examines the economics of resource extraction and of the transportation sector, addressing issues such as how firms respond to uncertainty, the economic impacts of the shale boom, and the effectiveness of policies to reduce automobile pollution. Professor Kellogg earned a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked for BP in Houston, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska, for four years as an engineer and economic analyst. Kellogg earned a BS in chemical engineering and a BA in economics from Rice University in 1999.

See Professor Kellogg discuss shale energy.