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Daniel Yergin

Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Daniel Yergin is Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a Pulitzer Prize winner — and a highly respected authority on energy policy and international politics and economics. He is also Executive Vice President of IHS, the parent company of CERA.

He is also a recipient of the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding."

His most recent book, The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy has been translated into 13 languages — and made into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary.

Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his work The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. The book became a national bestseller and was made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. It has been translated into 12 languages.

Dr. Yergin is also Global Energy Analyst for NBC and CNBC. He is a member of the board of the United States Energy Association and of the U.S.-Russian Business Council.

He is a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board and a member of the National Petroleum Council, as well as of the Committee of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution.

Dr. Yergin received his BA from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Missouri.

Articles by Daniel Yergin

Fighting the Globalization Flu

What do SARS and the 1997 Asian crisis tell us about the ups and downs of globalization's connections?

May 29, 2003