NEW YORK, December 14, 2017 - The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) announced today that Marianne Kah has joined as an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar after stepping down at the end of October as the Chief Economist at ConocoPhillips. In her research scholar capacity, Kah will focus on current issues affecting global energy markets, including the outlook for and implications of peak oil demand.
“We are thrilled to have Marianne, a highly respected economist and energy analyst, join the CGEP-SIPA team,” said Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy. “Her experience helping to guide one of the world’s leading energy companies through an increasingly volatile market makes her an invaluable addition to our team of scholars who are committed to exploring the most important questions facing the energy sector today.”
“The Center has become a leading authority on a variety of critical energy policy issues and I am excited to utilize my expertise to contribute to its success,” said Kah.
Kah comes to CGEP after a distinguished 31-year career at ConocoPhillips where she was the company’s lead expert in scenario planning, spearheaded its oil and natural gas market outlook products, and mobilized relationships with key external stakeholders, including energy ministers, legislators, think tanks and governments.
Prior to ConocoPhillips, she worked across a number of energy industry organizations including the Cabot Corporation, Conoco, and the Synthetic Fuels Corporation. She was also a policy analyst at the Energy and Minerals Division of the U.S. Government Accountability Office where she led energy policy studies for the U.S. Senate Energy Committee and House Fossil and Synthetic Fuels Subcommittee.
Kah currently serves as co-chair of the Energy Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics. She was previously President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics.
She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
About the Center on Global Energy Policy: The Center on Global Energy Policy is an independent, nonpartisan, academic organization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. CGEP seeks to strengthen the understanding of global energy policy issues and support leaders working to solve today’s most pressing energy challenges. To achieve its mission, CGEP conducts and supports world-class academic research; convenes leaders from around the world to advance the energy dialogue; builds bridges with partners beyond the academy to connect rigorous analysis with real-world applications and systems; and trains students to become the next generation of energy scholars, executives and policymakers. Based at one of the world’s great research universities located in the heart of New York City, Columbia University is Where the World Connects for Energy Policy.