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.
Recent speaking engagements:
CRU Mining and Metals Seminar, Singapore, September 2017
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