Lecturer, Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston
Ed Hirs teaches energy economics courses to undergraduate and graduate students within the department of economics at the University of Houston. He is also appointed as an inaugural University of Houston Energy Fellow.
In addition to his teaching, Hirs is Managing Director for Hillhouse Resources, LLC, an independent E&P company developing onshore conventional oil and gas discoveries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Previously, Ed was CFO of DJ Resources, Inc., an early leader in the Niobrara Shale.
He has authored and co-authored published opinion pieces on energy markets and corporate governance. He founded and co-chairs an annual energy conference at Yale University. He is frequently consulted by national and international media. Hirs’ articles and quotes have circled the globe with the impact of bringing apolitical, energy economic analysis—without the hyperbole of political agendas—to the forefront of discussion.
Hirs earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors and distinction, a Master of Arts, and a MBA in economics from Yale University where he also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
With his co-authors in the Yale Graduates Energy Study Group, Hirs has published several referenced papers in energy economics available on ssrn.com.