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Ben joined CRU in October 2016. He has 10+ years experience working in commodity research and policy.

During this time, he has both lead and contributed to energy and multi commodity projects relating to project finance, mergers, acquisitions and asset divestments, supply chain activities, and the impacts of public policies on both market and firm level economic and financial performance.
Prior to joining CRU, Ben was a Principal Economist at BG Group responsible for leading macroeconomic and energy demand analysis and advising on strategic upstream investment decisions. He has previously worked at the International Monetary Fund and UK Treasury on energy and commodity related (as well as more general macro economic and fiscal) policy and research.
Ben has an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on fiscal energy, and commodity related topics in leading international journals.

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Do commodity prices matter in Central and Latin America?

Commodity prices critically impact economic and budgetary conditions in resource rich countries, but are highly volatile. Rigorous scenario analysis is key to assessing...

By Ben Jones 26 April 2017