Trevor Houser

Partner, Rhodium Group


Trevor Houser is a partner with the Rhodium Group and leads the firm’s Energy & Climate team. This interdisciplinary group of policy experts, economic analysts, energy modelers, data engineers, and climate scientists analyzes the market impact of energy and climate policy and the economic risks of global climate change. Houser also co-directs the Climate Impact Lab, a collaboration of leading research institutions combining climate, economic, and data science to quantify climate risk around the world.

During 2009, Houser left Rhodium temporarily to serve as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department, where he worked on international energy, natural resource, and environmental policy issues. He currently serves on the finance committee of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and serves on the Advisory Board of Center for U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. Houser is the author of several reports and research articles, most recently Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the U.S. (2017), Can Coal Make a Comeback? (2017), and Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus (2015).

Houser speaks regularly on international energy market and policy trends to private sector, public policy, and academic audiences, including at the G30, the Peterson Institute for International Economic, the Aspen Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Center on Global Energy Policy, Resources for the Future, the Asia Society, the World Affairs Council, and Chatham House. He has presented to the Board of Directors or management committees of a number of Fortune 500 companies, guest lectured at a range of universities, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, NYU, and UT Austin, and testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.


Bachelors of Economics, City University of New York City College