Dr. Ruble has over 20 years of experience as an economist and policy analyst working on energy issues in academia, consulting and government. Dr. Ruble has a track record of published research in peer reviewed academic journals. Research topics include: CO2 emissions trading systems vs. carbon taxes, international agreements on climate change, crude oil market dynamics, the Brent-WTI spread, U.S. refining industry – challenges and opportunities, U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve drawdowns and the effect on gasoline prices, ethanol production and the price of corn, natural gas and LNG markets, management of U.S. spent nuclear fuel, U.S. trade war and its implications for the energy sector, switching electricity production from heavy fuel oil to natural gas in developing countries, introducing energy efficient household equipment, renewable energy deployment in developing countries, the energy transition, European energy supply security.
Prior to her current position as economist at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Ruble was an Associate Professor at the American University of Beirut, an Associate Teaching Professor at Georgetown University, an Assistant Professor at the American University of Cairo and served as Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University. Dr. Ruble serves as Associate Editor of The Journal for Economic Asymmetries (Elsevier Q1 Journal) and as active reviewer for several academic journals.
Dr. Ruble holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, a M.A. in Economics from the University of Grenoble, France and a Bachelor’s from the University of Aix-Marseille III in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Dr. Ruble has extensive expertise in curriculum development. She has supervised over 40 Master's Thesis and has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses. Graduate courses: Energy Economics and Policy, Microeconomic Theory, International Economics, Economic Development. Undergraduate courses: Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Monetary Economics, International Economic Policy, Money and Banking, Introduction to Financial Markets.