Paul Stevens is a distinguished fellow at Chatham House since 2008. He was educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies. From 1973-79 he taught at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Between 1979-93 he was a lecturer/senior lecturer in economics at the University of Surrey. Between 1993 and 2007 he was professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is now professor emeritus at the University of Dundee and until recently, a visiting professor at University College London (Australia). He has published extensively on energy economics, the international petroleum industry, economic development issues and the political economy of the Gulf. In March 2009 he was presented with the OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of oil and energy research.
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