Paul Stevens is a distinguished fellow at Chatham House, having first joined the institute in 2008. He was educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
From 1973-79 he taught at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, interspersed with two years as an oil consultant. Between 1979-93 he was a lecturer/senior lecturer in economics at the University of Surrey.
Between 1993 and 2007 he was professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee.
He is now professor emeritus at the University of Dundee and until recently, a visiting professor at University College London (Australia). He is also a distinguished fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) in Tokyo.
He has published extensively on energy economics, the international petroleum industry, economic development issues and the political economy of the Gulf.
He also works as a consultant for many companies and governments. In March 2009 he was presented with the OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of oil and energy research.
Areas of expertise
- International oil markets
- National oil companies
- Developments in oil producing countries
- Political economy of the Middle East
- Energy in developing countries
|1993 - 2007||Professor of petroleum policy and economics, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Law and Policy, University of Dundee|
|1979 - 1993||Lecturer/Senior lecturer economics, University of Surrey, Guildford|
|1973 - 1979|
Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Awarded the 2009 OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of oil and energy research.
- Economic Reform in the GCC: Privatization as a Panacea for Declining Oil Wealth? Research paper 13 December 2016
- International Oil Companies: The Death of the Old Business Model Research paper 5 May 2016
- The Resource Curse Revisited Research paper 4 August 2015
- Prospects for Iran’s Oil and Gas Sector Research paper 5 March 2015
- Finding the 'Right' Price for Exhaustible Resources: The Case of Gas in the Gulf Research paper 17 October 2014
- Shale Gas in the United Kingdom Research paper 1 December 2013
- Conflict and Coexistence in the Extractive Industries Chatham House Report 1 November 2013
- Saving Oil and Gas in the Gulf Chatham House Report 1 August 2013
- UK Energy Supply: Security or Independence? Parliament Evidence 1 October 2011
- Oil Prices: Energy Investment, Political Stability in the Exporting Countries and OPEC's Dilemma Research paper 1 October 2012
- Why Enthusiasm For the New OPEC Deal Could Be Misplaced 05 December 2016
- Lancashire Decision is Final Nail in the Coffin of UK Fracking 08 July 2015
- Deja Vu for OPEC as Oil Prices Tumble 01 December 2014
- Oil Prices: Uncertainties, Confusion and Conspiracy 19 November 2014
- Unrest in Iraq and the Oil Market 19 June 2014
- OPEC's Dilemma 08 August 2013
- Shale and a Renewed Dash for Gas in the UK? 11 December 2012
- Oil Price Slumps And OPEC's Impossible Dilemma 19 September 2012
- Can the Shale Gas Revolution Continue? 20 May 2011
- The 'Arab Spring' and Oil Markets 20 May 2011
- The Shale Oil Revolution and Implications for the GCC Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies, January 2015
- The World Might be Drifting into an Oil Price Shock Financial Times, July 2013
- Ignore the Hyperbole on Hormuz: Embargoes don't Work Financial Times, January 2012
- Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco – A Giant Among Giants and Kuwait: Kuwait Petroleum Company – An Enterprise in Grid in D G Victor, D R Hults, Mark Thurber (Eds) Oil and Governance. Cambridge University Press, 2012
- Cooperation between Producers and Consumers in (Ed.) Robert E Looney. A Handbook of Oil Politics. Routledge, 2011
- Cycles and the International Oil Industry: Where are we Today?, World Petroleum Council: Official Publication 2010, 2010
- Resource Nationalism and the Role of National Oil Companies in the Middle East: History and Prospects in Journal of World Energy Law and Business, Volume 1, Number 1, 2008
- Resource Curse: An Analysis of Causes, Experiences and Possible Ways Forward with E Dietsche, Energy Policy, Volume 36 Number 1, January 2008
- Investing in Oil in the Middle East and North Africa: Institutions, Incentives and the National Oil Companies ESMAP, The World Bank, Washington DC, August, 2007
- Oil Markets and The Future in Helm D, The New Energy Paradigm, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007
- Crude Oil Price Prospects Presentation, July 2012
- Burning Oil to Keep Cool: The Hidden Energy Crisis in Saudi Arabia Presentation, with Glada Lahn, June 2012