Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup
Ed Morse is managing director and global head of commodities research at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. in New York. Morse built the Commodities Research Strategy team at Citigroup, having previously built similar groups at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse, covering the full panoply of financially traded commodities. He brings to his analysis a unique breadth of experience extending from academia and think tanks to government, business, consulting, and publishing. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for energy policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum Co. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of “Petroleum Intelligence Weekly,” and president of Energy Intelligence Group, he also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen’s oil pricing policy and assisting in the negotiations of its initial export contracts as well as helping the United Nations Security Council design the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq and assisting in its negotiations with Baghdad to achieve its agreement. Morse has frequently written op-ed and guest editorials for Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post and often appears as a commentator for Bloomberg TV, CNBC, PBS, and other media outlets. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on energy, commodities, and international affairs. Morse serves as chair of the New York Energy Forum and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.