Katherine Spector is a Research Scholar at CGEP. She is a longtime energy market analyst, having spent the past fifteen years producing thought-leading research at major banks. Most recently, she initiated Commodities Strategy for the sales and trading desk at CIBC World Markets based in New York. She was responsible for the bank’s energy price forecasts and market views, and her analysis included global energy supply/demand fundamentals, money flows, and geopolitics.

Prior to joining CIBC, she headed the Global Energy Strategy group as part of JPMorgan’s Commodities Sales & Trading team. She was an Energy Strategist on the Deutsche Bank Commodity Sales & Trading desk, and worked as the editor of Oil Market Intelligence at the Energy Intelligence Group. She worked as a consultant with Industrial Economics, Inc. where her work included litigation support for the deregulation of natural gas utilities. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at SIPA.

Ms. Spector is currently a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She also serves on the board of the New York Energy Forum, an educational organization dedicated to increasing public knowledge about energy issues. Ms. Spector has appeared regularly in print and television media and was acknowledged by Bloomberg in 2013 as the most accurate forecaster of benchmark WTI prices over a two-year span.

Ms. Spector graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science from Yale University, where her research focused on patterns of rent distribution in petro-states, and implications for democratization.