Antoine Halff

Program Director, Global Oil Markets, Center on Global Energy Policy
1255 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10027


Antoine Halff is Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Oil Markets Research Program at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University. His 20-year career in energy spans the worlds of government, international organizations, consulting, Wall Street, higher education and the media. He joined the Center in September 2015 from his previous position as Chief Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and editor of two of its most authoritative publications, the monthly Oil Market Report (OMR) and the annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR), both of which gained considerable influence under his watch. Prior to that, Halff served as Lead Industry Economist at the U.S. Energy Information Administration and at firms Newedge and Fimat as First Vice President and Head of Commodity Research. Earlier in his career Halff worked as a reporter at Dow Jones and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, launched the Global Energy practice at Eurasia Group and served as its Director.

Halff is the co-editor of Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2014), which Bill Clinton called “a must-read for anyone serious about creating meaningful solutions to end poverty.” He earned his Masters degree from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and served as the Adjunct Professor of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University from 2006 to 2012. He has lived in Paris, Seoul, New York and Washington.