Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup
Ed Morse is the managing director and global head of commodities research at Citigroup. He previously held similar positions at Lehman Brothers, LCM Commodities, and Credit Suisse. Widely cited in the media, he is a contributor to publications such as Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Morse was recently ranked one of “The 36 Best Analysts On Wall Street” by Business Insider. In addition, he was ranked #23 among the “Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012” by Foreign Policy. He worked in the United States government at the State Department and later was an advisor to the United Nations Compensation Commission on Iraq as well as to the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Defense and to the International Energy Agency on issues related to oil, natural gas, and the impact of financial flows on energy prices. Morse is a former Princeton professor and an author of numerous books and articles on energy, economics, and international affairs. He also was the publisher of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and other trade periodicals and worked at Hess Energy Trading Co. Morse received his BA in comparative literature and economics from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a PhD in political economy from Princeton University.