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Dr. Jim Krane

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr. Jim Krane, Ph.D., is a non-resident fellow at AGDA. He is also the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston. He specializes in energy geopolitics, with a focus on oil-exporting countries and the challenges they face from energy subsidies, internal demand, and climate change. His scholarly articles have been published in Nature Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Journal, Middle East Journal, Energy Research & Social Science, MRS Energy and Sustainability, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  Jim is the author of two books. His acclaimed 2009 volume “City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism” (St. Martins/Picador) is widely recognized as the seminal work on the iconoclastic city-state, while his award-winning 2019 book “Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf” (Columbia) is the definitive study of energy demand in the Gulf region. Jim spent nearly 20 years as a journalist, six of them in the Middle East. He was a longtime correspondent for the Associated Press and has written for myriad other publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. He is the winner of several journalism awards. Jim received his PhD from Cambridge University. 

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