Jonathan Stern is Director of Gas Research at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies where he has created a research programme which conducts independent research and commentary on international gas issues worldwide. He is also Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee and Visiting Professor at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy in London. He is also a Member of the Scientific Committee of IEFE (Istituto di Economia i Politica dell'Energia i dell'Ambiente), Milan; and a Member of the Board of Advisors, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin.
Over the past two decades Professor Stern has become an internationally known speaker and author on:
- natural gas issues in Europe, the former Soviet Union and a very wide range of countries around the world.
- regulation of gas and electricity utilities and utility strategy in liberalising markets.
- energy and climate change issues in transition economies.
He has published extensively on energy and natural gas issues in: the UK, Europe (western and eastern), the former Soviet Union and Asia. His most recent book is Natural Gas in Asia: the challenges of growth in China, India, Japan and Korea, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press; 2008. He is the co-editor (with Bassam Fattouh) of Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa, to be published by the Oxford Institute and Oxford University Press in 2011.
Professor Stern's current work is focussing on global natural gas pricing issues and specifically the changing commercial paradigm in Europe.