Peter Davidson is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. His research is focused on the intersection of energy and financial markets, specifically how innovations in financial and market products can lower the cost of energy and support the transition to a lower carbon energy future and the causes and impacts of the relative scarcity and abundance, respectively, of US and foreign capital to fund our energy future. Davidson joined the Center directly from his role as the Executive Director of the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office where he served since 2013. Prior to joining DOE, Davidson served as a Senior Advisor for Energy and Economic Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as the Executive Director of the Empire State Development Corp. Before entering public service, Davidson had an extensive career in the private sector, both as an entrepreneur in the media industry and working for Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers among other institutions. He earned his MBA at Harvard University and his BA at Stanford University.