Ed Hirs

Ed Hirs teaches the energy economics courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

With his co-authors in the Yale Graduates Energy Study Group, Ed has published several top downloaded and referenced papers in energy economics available on ssrn.com:

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.  Ed’s 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.

Ed 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 where he completed equity fundings, bank financings, audits, and derivatives trading.  In 2010 Ed monetized DJ’s assets, and the investing partners have now realized more than 10-times cash-on-cash returns.

Ed holds the BA with Honors and Distinction in Economics, MA in Economics, and MBA degrees from Yale.  He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.


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