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Sam Van Vactor

Collins College of Business
School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce
541-639-4241
samuel-vanvactor@utulsa.edu
http://www.econ.com/econinsightindex.htm
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Biography

Sam Van Vactor is President of Economic Insight, Inc., an international economics consulting firm with a principle focus on energy, the environment, and natural resources. In addition to professional services including policy analysis and development of strategic studies and market forecasts, Economic Insight manages the subscriber-based publications "Pacific West Oil Data" and "West Coast Petroleum Directory." Sam is also the author of "Introduction to the Global Oil and Gas Industry" (Pennwell). Dr. Van Vactor previously served as Director of Planning for the Oregon Department of Energy, Senior Economist for the International Energy Agency (IEA), International Economist for the US Department of the Treasury, and Research Associate at Portland State University. He brings extensive teaching, publishing, and consulting experience to TU's School of Energy Economics, Policy, and Commerce.


Energy markets and economics
Domestic and international energy policy initiatives
Global electric power markets and operations

Energy Economics
Energy Policy


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

Book


Van Vactor, Samuel. An Introduction to the Global Oil and Gas Industry. Pennwell, 2010. Print.

Magazine/Trade Publications


Van Vactor, Samuel. “Piecemeal March to Cap-and-Trade.” 2010: 11–15. Print.

Van Vactor, Samuel. “Fat Tails.” 2010: 14–16. Print.

Van Vactor, Samuel. “Energy and the Dodd-Frank Act.” 2010: 3–6. Print.

Van Vactor, Samuel. “Financial Crisis Impacts Energy Industry.” 2009: 4. Print.

Conference Proceeding


Van Vactor, Samuel. “Electric Vehiclees and Peak Oiil Demand.” 27th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference Proceedings: Developing & Delivering Affordable Energy in the 21st Century. USAEE/IAEE, 2007. 8–11. Print.