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Ben joined CRU in October 2016. He has over ten years' experience of 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 (as well as more general macroeconomic 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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Singapore Mining and Metals Seminar

We would be delighted if you and your colleagues could join us at CRU's Singapore Mining and Metals Seminar on Tuesday 19 September. The event is free to attend and takes...

By Paul Butterworth, Susan Gao, Wan Ling, Eoin Dinsmore, Charlie Durant, Ben Jones & Grant Colquhoun 19 September 2017