RBW Commentary


Thoughtful explanations of current business news from our faculty


A Time To Hate

People looking at a clock
What makes ordinary people turn hateful?
Energy PolicyCommentary

Fuel Spill

Oily hands in darkness
Will oil prices divert outrage over a political murder?
Oil & GasCommentary

Let It Go

Bubbles floating in the sky at dusk
Anger over oil prices won’t change OPEC’s resolve.
Energy EconomicsCommentary

Long Season

Pile of baseballs
The shale industry is in the 3rd inning, but many factors will determine how the game plays out.

Big Spender

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When high prices attract consumers and low prices repel them.
Oil And GasCommentary

Energy Boost

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What's the forecast for the U.S. energy industry and its effect on our global competitiveness? Looks sunny, reports Rice Business Professor Bill Arnold.
From The DeanCommentary

Found In Translation

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Rice Business' Dean Peter Rodriguez on the power of presenting scientific research in plain language so important ideas are accessible to all.
Writing About ResearchCommentary

Intelligence Community

Rice Business Wisdom mission
How do you make heavy-hitting research light enough on its feet to be useful?
Supply And DemandCommentary

Perfect Harmony

What's the meaning of oil prices near $60 a barrel?
Oil supply and demand are hitting the same note.

Running Game

Why big oil Doesn't throw Hail Mary passes anymore.
After HarveyCommentary

You've Got A Friend

Rice Business Dean Peter Rodriguez reflects on the lessons and surprises brought by Hurricane Harvey.
Energy InfrastructureCommentary

Running On Empty

How Hurricane Harvey affected the oil supply chain, from production to distribution.