Eric Smith

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Eric Smith

  • Professor of Practice
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In addition to being the associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, Prof. Smith teaches in the MME program and in the Energy Specialization program which is open to all Freeman students. Professor Eric N. Smith also produces essential reports and serves as the public face of the Energy Institute, responding to local and national media on energy-related questions. Current plans include a presentation in Shenzhen, China in September concerning Sino-American Energy Trade Policy.

A Freeman alumnus, Professor Smith was teaching night classes at Freeman when the Dean asked him to become the first employee in the Energy Institute. He joined to lend his practical expertise to the program, drawn from many years of service to the energy industry - both domestically and internationally.


  • Professor Smith teaches Energy Markets, Economics and Policy to both undergraduates and graduate students. In the master's program, he teaches Orientation and Energy Policy.

Education & Affiliations

  • A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, M.B.A in Business Administration
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliations:
  • USAEE (Louisiana branch of the International Association of Energy Economists)
  • National Offshore Industries Association
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Offshore Technology Conference (sponsored by the SPE)
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