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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.

Forthcoming engagements:

CRU Breakfast, London October 2017

Recent speaking engagements:

CRU Mining and Metals Seminar, Singapore, September 2017

4th Mining on Top- Africa Summit (MOTA), Frankfurt, July 2017

Junior Indaba, Johannesburg, June 2017

Articles by our industry expert

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Does “range anxiety” matter for Copper demand?

A global infrastructure revolution is required to support mass diffusion of Electric Vehicles (EVs). The buildout of this infrastructure will drive growth in global copper...

By Ben Jones 11 December 2017