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Amy Myers Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe

Oil, Energy & Sustainability Expert


As Chair of the World Economic Forum (Davos) Global Agenda Council on The Future of Oil and Gas, Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on the geopolitics of energy and sustainability, and an influential thought leader on global energy policy. Read More >

As the executive director for Energy and Sustainability at the University of California-Davis, she is a frequent keynote speaker at major energy industry and investment conferences and board of directors meetings. Her latest book is Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises and she is a regular contributor on energy and climate change to the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Experts.

A widely quoted commentator on oil and energy policy in the international media who has provided testimony on Capitol Hill on energy matters, Jaffe appears regularly on a variety of television news stations and programs including CNN, The News Hour, FOX, Al-Jazeera TV, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times of London.

A contributor to Foreign Policy magazine's 21 Solutions to Save the World and recipient of the Award for Excellence by the International Association for Energy Economics, Jaffe was among the 2004 Key Women in Energy-Americas honorees and was named to Esquire's annual 100 Best and Brightest.

Prior to joining University of California-Davis, Jaffe was director of the Baker Institute Energy Forum at Rice University. Her long list of accomplishments include serving as a member of the reconstruction and economy working group of the Baker/Hamilton Iraq Study Group and as a major contributor to the recent joint Baker Institute/CFR task force on guiding principles for US post-conflict policy in Iraq. She has also served as an advisor to the US National Intelligence Council Study on Energy to 2015 and as a principal advisor to USAID's project on options for developing a long term sustainable Iraqi oil industry.

Previously, Amy Myers Jaffe was the senior editor and Middle East analyst for Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. Her research focuses on the subjects of oil geopolitics, strategic energy policy—including energy science policy—and energy economics. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Oil Price & Geopolicy

TEDTalk: Energy Policy

Speech Topics

The Energy Future: Transformational Trends in the Oil & Gas Industry

Sustainability & Risk in the Energy Sector

Global Climate Policy & Energy Investing: Is the Carbon Bubble Real?

US Energy Independence: Possibilities & Global Implications

Climate Change, Alternative Fuels & Transportation

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