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Ron Ripple PhD

Mervin Bovaird Professor of Energy Business and Finance Collins College of Business
School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce, School of Finance, Operations Management and International Business
Helmerich Hall 309A 918-631-3659
ron-ripple@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Dr. Ronald D. Ripple is the Mervin Bovaird Professor of Energy Business and Finance in the School of Energy Economics, Policy, and Commerce in the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa. Ron took up his current position lecturing in the TU Master of Energy Business Program in 2013 after spending nearly fourteen years in Australia, with another year in Hong Kong. Dr. Ripple has studied oil and natural gas markets for over 34 years, getting his start in the Office of the Governor of Alaska. He wrote his PhD dissertation on Alaska North Slope natural gas, and recently authored a chapter on the Geopolitics of Australia Natural Gas Development for the joint Harvard-Rice Geopolitics of Natural Gas Study. In between these two studies, Ron has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, trade press articles, and reports, typically focusing on oil and natural gas markets and the financial derivatives markets that support them.


Ph.D., University of Oregon
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Pennsylvania State University


Economics of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Markets
Energy Commodities Financial Derivatives Markets
Relationship between Energy Consumption and Income

Energy Business
Energy Markets
Energy Finance
Energy Derivatives Markets


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Ripple, Ronald, Stefan Trueck, and Julian Inchauspe. “The Dynamics of Returns on Renewable Energy Companies: A State-Space Approach.” Energy Economics (2014): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Australia Emerging as Top LNG Supplier.” The Oil & Gas Journal (2014): 116–121. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Robert Aguilera, and Roberto Aquilera. “Link between Endowments, Economics and Environment in Conventional and Unconventional Gas Reservoirs.” Fuel 126 (2014): 224–238. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “The Geopolitics of Australian Natural Gas Development.” Geopolitics of Natural Gas (2014): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Roberto Aguilera, and Julian Inchauspe. “The Asia-Pacific Natural Gas Market: Large Enough for All?” Energy Policy 65 (2014): 1–6. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Raymond Li, and Roselyne Joyeux. “International Natural Gas Market Integration.” The Energy Journal 35.4 (2014): 159–179. Print.

Ripple, Ronald et al. “Availability of European Oil and Gas Resources.” Global Energy Policy and Security (2013): 139–154. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Roberto Aguilera. “Modeling Primary Energy Substitution in the Asia Pacific.” Applied Energy 111 (2013): 219–224. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Bryan Maybee, and Daniel Packey. “Climate Change Policy: The Effect of Real Options on Valuation on the Optimal Mitigation-Adaptation Balance.” Economic Papers 31.2 (2012): 1–9. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Natural Gas: Expect Price to Rise as Market Expands.” The Conversation (2012): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Roberto Aguilera. “Technological Progress and the Availability of European Oil and Gas Reserves.” Applied Energy 96 (2012): 387–392. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Why It's Wrong to Blame Speculation for Pushing up Oil Prices.” The Conversation (2011): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Global Recovery, the Oil Price and OPEC Indecision.” The Conversation (2011): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Australia v Norway: Does Garnaut's Comparison Add up?” The Conversation (2011): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “There Is More to Coal Seam Gas than Gasland.” The Conversation (2011): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Roselyne Joyeux. “Energy Consumption and Real Income: A Panel Cointegration Multi-Country Study.” The Energy Journal 32.2 (2011): 107–141. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Roberto Aguilera. “Using Size Distribution Analysis to Forecast Natural Gas Resources in the Asia Pacific.” Applied Energy 88 (2011): 4607–4620. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and George Milunovich. “Crude Oil Volatility: Hedgers or Investors?” Economics Bulletin 30.4 (2010): 2877–2883. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Raymond Li, and Roselyne Joyeux. “International Steam Coal Market Integration.” The Energy Journal 31.3 (2010): 181–201. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Imad Moosa. “The Effect of Maturity, Trading Volume, and Open Interest on Crude Oil Futures Price Range-Based Volatility.” Global Finance Journal 20.3 (2009): 206–219. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Have Oil Futures Traders Driven up the Market?” Oil and Gas Journal 106.37 (2008): 24–26. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Futures Trading: What Is Excessive?” Oil and Gas Journal 106.22 (2008): 24–32. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “LNG Industry Faces up to Implications of Developing in a Carbon Constrained World.” LNG journal (2008): 10–12. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Imad Moosa. “Hedging Effectiveness and Futures Contract Maturity: the Case of NYMEX Crude Oil Futures.” Applied Financial Economics 17 (2007): 683–689. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Roselyne Joyeux. “Household Energy Consumption versus Income and Relative Standard of Living: a Panel Approach.” Energy Policy 35 (2007): 50–60. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and George Milunovich. “Hedgers, Investors, and Futures Returns Volatility: The Case of NYMEX Crude Oil.” Macquarie Economics Research Papers 7 (2006): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Energy Futures Trading versus Physical Commodity Usage: a Playground for Manipulation or a Miscalculation.” Macquarie Economics Research Papers 3 (2006): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Duration-Based Hedge Using Three-Year EFN Futures.” Interest Rate Derivatives Newsletter, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (2002): 6. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Kevin Cheng. “Deriving Equity-Linked Notes from HSI Options and Stock Options.” Exchange, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (2001): 34–37. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “U.S. West Coast Petrleum Industry in the 1990s: Isolated or Globally Integrated?” Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly 50.1 (2001): 105–137. Print.

Ripple, Ronald et al. “Alaska North Slope Crude Oil Price and the Behaviour of Diesel Prices in California.” Energy Economics 23 (2001): 29–42. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Income and Energy in the East Indian Ocean Basin.” International Journal of Business Studies (2000): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Imad Moosa. “The Effect of Seasonal Adjustment of the Accuracy of Forecasting U.S. West Coast Oil Imports.” Journal of Economic Research 5 (2000): 149–172. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Arlong Tussing. “Northeast Asia: Outlook for Gas Sales and IPPs.” Natural Gas Journal (1998): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald et al. “Northeast Asian Energy Development in a Global Perspective.” (1997): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Reformulated Forecasting: How Much Gasoline and How Much Crude Oil?” 18th International Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics (1997): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Emiko Takahashi. “Independent Power Producers in Asia: Past, Present and Future.” Financial Times Energy Asia Pacific (1997): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Frank Tang. “Potential Value of Alaska North Slope Crude Oil to China: A Refinery Modelling Analysis.” OPEC Review (1996): 165–179. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Ronald Hagen. “Natural Gas in the Gulf Nations: An Overview of Middle East Resources, Export Potentials, and Markets.” (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Uncertainty and the Microeconomic Evaluation of Subsidy.” 70th Annual Western Economic Association International Conference (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Pacific Islands Energy Connection.” East-West Center, Program on Resources Regional energy Newsletter 4.1 (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “PADD V MTBE ‘Import’ Requirements: The Risks Increase.” East-WEst Center, Program on Resources, Energy Advisory, No. 148 (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Ronald Hagen. “The Oil Policies of the Gulf Arab Nations.” (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Peter Wilamoski. “Is the World Oil Markter ‘One Great Pool?": Revisted.” OPEC Review (1995): 283–292. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “MTBE to Meet California and PADD V Air Quality Requirements: An Opportunity for Imports from Asia-Pacific Supply Sources.” East-West Center, Program on Resources, Energy Advisory, No. 138 (1994): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Oil Pricing Policies Based on Expected Replacement Costs.” The Oregonian (1990): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Natural Gas in the Pacific Northwest: Hydro-Firming vs. Base Resources.” Twenty-fourth Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference, PNREC Conference Proceedings (1990): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and David Allison. “Replacing Susitna with Alaska Natural Gas Electrification.” The Alaska Public Affairs Journal 2 (1985): 3–4. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Japanese Automobile Competiveness in Teh United States: 1965-1975.” The Pennsylvania State University (1980): n. pag. Print.

Book Chapters


Ripple, Ronald et al. “International Energy Derivative Markets.” International Handbook on the Economics of Energy. 2009. 707–739. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Natural Gas in Asia.” Financial Times Energy Publishing. 1999. Print.

Book


Ripple, Ronald, Arlong Tussing, and Bob Tippee. The Natural Gas Industry: Evolution, Structure, and Economics. Penwell Publishing COmpany, 1995. Print.

Others


Ripple, Ronald. “A Destiny That Cannot Be Assumed: APGAS 2006.” (2007): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Transparency, Relationships and Security: APGAS 2005.” (2006): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “The Value of Alaska North Slope Oil in Asia: Will There Be a Premium over U.S. Market Values?” (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Alaska North Slope Crude Oil: When Will the U.S. West Coast Market Reflect Global Market Conditions?” (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “An Evaluation of the Market for Alaska North Slope Natural Gas.” (1994): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Arlon Tussing, and David Hatcher. “Western North American Natural-Gas Markets in Transition.” (1993): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, Samueal Van Vactor, and Jeffrey Currie. “PADD V in Transition: 1992-2000.” (1992): n. pag. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Alaska North Slope Natural Gas Marketing Systems: Decisions Under Uncertainty and the Cost of Regulation.” University of Oregon (1988): n. pag. Print.

Working Papers


Ripple, Ronald. “Is the U.S. West Coast Petroleum Industry Integrated with the Global Market?” School of Finance and Business Economics Working paper series, Edith Cowan University, 2000. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Income and Energy in the East Indian Ocean Basin.” School of Finance and Business Economics Working paper Series, Edith Cowan University, 1999. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and . “Is the World Oil Market ‘One Great Pool’?: Revisited, Again.” School of Finance and Business Economics Working Paper Series, Edith Cowan University, 1999. Print.

Ripple, Ronald, and Y Cheung. “Privatized Public Utlity Pricing and the Implications of Subsidies and Uncertainty.” School of Finance and Business Economics Working Paper Series, Edith Cowan University, 1999. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Uncertainty and Subsidy.” School of Finance and Business Economics Working Paper Series, Edith Cowan University, 1998. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. “Stochastic Dominance, Major Project Investment Analysis and the Range of Dominance.” School of Finance and Business Economics Working Paper Series, Edith Cowan University, 1998. Print.

Conference Proceeding


Ripple, Ronald. “The Maturing of Southeast Asia's Natural Gas Sector and the Growing Role of Gas in the Power Sector.” PECC (Pacific Economic Cooperation Council) Energy FOrum. Natural Gas in Asia: Facts and Fiction, 1998. Print.

Newsletter


Ripple, Ronald. 1995: n. pag. Print.

Broadcast Media


Ripple, Ronald. Pacific Islands Energy Connection, 1994. Television.

Research Reports


Ripple, Ronald. Future Natural Gas Cost and Availability in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Power Planning Council, 1990. Print.

Ripple, Ronald. Analysis of the Pacific Northwest Natural Gas Transportation/Pipeline Industry. 1988. Print.


International Association for Energy Economics
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Natural Gas & Energy Association of Oklahoma


MEB 7053 Financial Management in the Energy Enterprise
MEB 7063 Energy Policy and Sustainability
MEB 7133 Energy Outlook 20XX
MEB 7163 EcoNomic Evaluation of Energy Assets
MEB 7973 Seminar in Energy Business