Jim Krane

Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies, Baker Institute, Rice University

Jim Krane is the Wallace S. Wilson fellow for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute. He teaches classes on energy policy and geopolitics at Rice University. His research addresses the geopolitical aspects of energy, with a focus on the Middle East and the OPEC states and their political and economic strategies. Krane is the author of City of Gold Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism, which received warm reviews from The Financial Times, Bloomberg News, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and The New York Review of Books, among others. Krane reported from the Middle East for more than five years as the Gulf correspondent for the Associated Press in Dubai. Krane is a member of Cambridge University’s Energy Policy Research Group, where his PhD studies took place. He holds an MPhil in technology policy from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University.