Fellow for Energy and National Security
Energy markets, security, and policy; commodities markets; natural resource economics.
Blake Clayton is fellow for energy and national security at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Dr. Clayton is the author of Commodity Markets and the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming in 2014) and Fear, Greed, and Oil: A Century of Panics in the World Oil Market (Oxford University Press; forthcoming in 2014). He joined CFR from Louis Capital Markets, where he was a senior commodity analyst. Dr. Clayton was a special assistant to Matthew R. Simmons, founder and chairman emeritus of Simmons & Company International. He was a lecturer in finance and economics at the Oxford University Programme for Undergraduate Studies and was a researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He received a doctorate from Oxford University, where he studied business economics and strategy. The recipient of the University of Chicago Endowed Fellowship, he holds dual master's degrees from the University of Chicago and Cambridge University. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com.
New York, New York
CFR Fellow for Energy and National Security
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