Daniel Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS and the founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book The Prize. The New York Times has called him “America’s most influential energy pundit.” His new book — The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World — has been hailed by The Economist as “a masterly piece of work” and “a comprehensive guide to the world’s great energy needs and dilemmas.” Dr. Yergin’s other books include Commanding Heights: the Battle for the World Economy.
He serves on the US Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development, and is a member of the Subcommittee on shale gas development. He is the only foreign member of the Russian Academy of Oil and Gas, is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Petroleum. He is CNBC’s Global Energy Expert. He received the Charles Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy. The International Association for Energy Economics gave Dr. Yergin its 2012 award for “outstanding contributions to the profession of energy economics and to its literature.”
He received his BA from Yale where he founded The New Journal, and his Ph.D from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar.