Daniel Yergin

  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Author
  • Authority on Energy, International Politics and Economics

Daniel Yergin is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power and a highly respected authority on energy, international politics and economics. Time magazine said, "If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin." Fortune said that he is "one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications."

Dr. Yergin is also a business leader, as Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world’s largest information companies, and founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, one of the leading energy advisory firms in the world, which became part of IHS in 2004.

 

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We were very much pleased by the outstanding quality of Mr.Yergin's contribution as of a moderator for the discussion panel on Global Energy at Russia Forum 2010. The feedback and response from participants and delegates has been extremely positive. We welcomed over 2,000 delegates from over 60 different countries and more than 1,000 companies.  On behalf of all organizers I would therefore like to thank Mr. Daniel Yergin for helping make Troika Dialog's Russia Forum such a successful event.

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The Battle Over the World Economy

The conflicting choice and visions for the world economy, what the great battle over globalization is all about, and how the interests of developed and developing nations can come together. ...

The conflicting choice and visions for the world economy, what the great battle over globalization is all about, and how the interests of developed and developing nations can come together.

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

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Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, one of the leading information and advisory firms in the world with 16,000 employees worldwide. He is chairman of IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference, which CNBC has called “the Super Bowl of energy” and of “India Energy Forum” in New Delhi.

Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit.”

A Pulitzer Prize winner, Dr. Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. The Quest has been called “a masterly piece of work” by The Economist and described by the Financial Times as “a triumph.” The New York Times said it is “necessary reading for C.E.O.’s, conservationists, lawmakers, generals, spies, tech geeks, thriller writers,” among many others.

Bill Gates summed up his review of The Quest by saying, “This is a fantastic book.”

Dr. Yergin is known around the world for his book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It became a number one New York Times best seller and has been translated into 20 languages.

Of Dr. Yergin’s book Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, which has been translated into 13 languages, The Wall Street Journal said, “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” Both The Prize and Commanding Heights were made into award-winning television documentaries for PBS and BBC, which Dr. Yergin co-produced, co-wrote, and narrated.

He has served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump.  He was a member of President Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

In 2019, Yergin and former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz led a major 229-page study, Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation, which was conducted for the Breakthrough Energy coalition, led by Bill Gates.  The study, which the Financial Times described as “lighting some torches”, identified ten areas for transformational energy breakthroughs.

Among his many awards, the Prime Minister of India presented Dr. Yergin with “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded him the first “James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.” In 2015, the University of Pennsylvania presented him with the first Carnot Prize for “distinguished contributions to energy policy.” In November 2018, he received a “Lifetime Achievement Award in Abu Dhabi”.

Dr. Yergin was awarded the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.” 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.”

Dr. Yergin is a member of the Energy Advisory Council of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. He is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of the United States Energy Association and of the U.S.-Russian Business Council. Among other positions, he is a member of Singapore’s International Energy Panel and India Petroleum Ministry’s International Think Tank, and on  the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.

Dr. Yergin holds a BA from Yale University, where he founded The New Journal, an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

He has received honorary degrees from Dartmouth College, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Houston, and the University of Missouri.