Trevor Houser


Trevor Houser is a partner with the Rhodium Group (RHG) and leads the firm’s energy and natural resources work. RHG combines policy experience, quantitative economic tools and on-the-ground research to analyze disruptive global trends. Mr. Houser’s work supports the investment management, strategic planning and policy needs of RHG clients in the financial, corporate and government sectors.

Mr. Houser is also a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York, and a visiting fellow at the school’s Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on US-China Relations and serves on the Advisory Board of Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society.

Mr. Houser is author most recently of the American Climate Prospectus (2014), Fueling Up: The Economic and Environmental Implications of America’s Oil & Gas Boom (2014), America’s Energy Security Options (2011), A Role for the G20 in Addressing Climate Change? (2010), Assessing the American Power Act (2010), The Economics of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (2009), Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and US Climate Policy Design (2008), The Roots of Chinese Oil Investment Abroad (2008) and China Energy: A Guide for the Perplexed (2007).

During 2009, Mr. Houser left RHG temporarily to serve as Senior Advisor to the US State Department where he worked on a broad range of international energy, natural resource and environmental policy issues. While in government, Mr. Houser negotiated seven bilateral US-China energy agreements, including the US-China Shale Gas Initiative and the establishment of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center. Mr. Houser also served as a US climate change negotiator through the Copenhagen conference in 2009.
Mr. Houser speaks regularly on international energy market and policy trends at the Peterson Institute for International Economic, the Aspen Institute, the Brookings Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the World Affairs Council, the Energy Information Administration’s annual conference, OPEC-IEA joint workshops and a range of academic and private sector events. He has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the US Helsinki Commission and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.


Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of America's Oil & Gas Boom

Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of America's Oil & Gas Boom

by Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan

A new book by Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan analyzes the economic implications of the unconventional oil and gas boom in the US.