Rafed Al-Huq teaches the classes of Economics and Econometrics & Forecasting at the graduate level. He also teaches the Economics of Energy and Environment in the Masters of Management in Energy program. His research focuses on the political economy of corruption and its dynamics and evolution in developing countries. His secondary research focuses on the evolution of the dollar reserve currency system and the effect the global energy trade has upon it. Prior to joining Tulane, Rafed spent five years at various liberal arts colleges in the East Coast where he taught economics, political economy, and energy economics.