Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Davis
Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy and sustainability. Jaffe serves as senior advisor, energy and sustainability to the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents, University of California, and as executive director for Energy and Sustainability at University of California, Davis. She is associate editor (North America) for the academic journal Energy Strategy Reviews and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Economics and Energy and Environmental Policy. Jaffe’s research focuses on sustainable investment, corporate investment strategies in the energy sector, and oil and gas geopolitics. Prior to joining UC Davis, Jaffe served as founding director of the Energy Forum at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Jaffe is widely published, including as co-author of “Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold” with Mahmoud El-Gamal. She currently serves as a member of the US National Petroleum Council, an advisory board member of GE Ecoimagination, and chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas with the World Economic Forum (Davos). Jaffe was honoree for Esquire’s annual 100 Best and Brightest (2005) and was awarded the career prize for energy economics of senior fellow from the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (2015). The Baker Institute Energy Forum, of which she was the founding director, won the prestigious Adelman-Frankel award for its contribution to the field of energy and economics in 2012. A widely quoted commentator on oil and energy policy, Ms. Jaffe writings have been featured by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones International, and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. She has a regular blog on energy matters at the Houston Chronicle and contributes on energy and climate to the Wall Street Journal’s The Experts.