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Bio: Robert Weiner

Robert WeinerDr. Robert J. Weiner is Professor of International Business and International Affairs, at the School of Business, George Washington University, where he teaches international financial management, international financial markets, and international portfolio management. He is also the 2005-2006 Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington DC.He is concurrently Membre Associé, GREEN (Groupe de Recherche en Économie de l'Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles), Département d'économique, Université Laval, Québec.

Prof. Weiner has also taught at Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Royal Complutense University (Spain), where he has offered courses in finance, international business, industrial organization, and environmental and natural-resource economics. He has lectured to executives in Russia, Spain, and the United States. During 1997-1998, he was Visiting Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He served as Chairman of the GW Department of International Business 2001-2005.

Prof. Weiner has been Research Fellow in the International Energy Program, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and consultant to the International Petroleum Exchange; the New York Mercantile Exchange; the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. International Trade Commission; the Harvard Institute for International Development; the World Bank; and private clients. He has won research awards from the Ministère des Affaires Internationales, Québec; Resources for the Future; the Columbia Center for the Study of Futures Markets; and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Prof. Weiner received his Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, and Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Business Economics, all from Harvard University. He has authored or coauthored four books (Energy and Environment, Oil Shock, Oil and Money, and Oil Markets in a Turbulent Era), and more than fifty articles on environmental and natural resource economics, focusing on contracting, risk management, and the oil and gas industry.

Prof. Weiner's current research interests and projects include financial innovation in commodity markets, foreign investment and joint ventures in the Russian petroleum industry, oil and gas trading and derivative markets, risk management in the oil and gas industry, national income accounting for sustainable development, transfer pricing in multinational enterprise, and privatization and the behavior of state-owned enterprises in the world petroleum market.