Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens


expert in energy economics, revenue management and resource endowments to foster sustainable development; senior research associate Chatham House, formerly Professor in petroleum economics, University of Dundee

Key skills/ experience:

  • Independent project review (e.g. BTC Regional Review)
  • Research and training on resource curse issues
  • Research on use of resource endowments to foster sustainable development
  • Middle East energy and petroleum policy 

Educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies, Paul Stevens taught from 1973-1979 at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon interspersed with two years as an oil consultant. Since 1993 he has been Professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at the CEPMLP University of Dundee.

Professor Stevens has published extensively on energy economics, economic development issues and the political economy of the Gulf.   He also works as a consultant for many companies and governments. Key projects he has recently worked on include: an economic impact assessment study of oil and gas operations in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.  BP, 2001-2002; “Using resource endowments to foster sustainable development: How to enhance the socio-economic contribution of the mining and metals sector?, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) 2004; Case studies on Peru, Chile and Tanzania as part of the project “How to enhance the socio-economic contribution of the mining and metals sector?”, ICMM 2005; Resource curse and how to avoid it, Economics and Finance Ministry Faroe Islands March 2005; Resource curse and Mongolia,  World Bank 2005 – ongoing.

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