Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, IHS

Dr. Daniel Yergin, CNBC's Global Energy Expert, is Vice Chairman of IHS, founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a highly respected authority on energy policy, international politics and economics.

Dr. Yergin is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his work "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power." He is a member of the board of the United States Energy Association and of the U.S.-Russian Business Council.

Dr. Yergin is a member of the National Petroleum Council. He is also a Trustee of the Brookings Institution and on the Advisory Board of the MIT Energy Initiative and of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

His book, "The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" has been translated into 13 languages and made into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary. He is writing a new book on energy and geopolitics.

Dr. Yergin received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Missouri.

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  • The party is over for oil: Dan Yergin Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Geologists studying graphical display of oil and gas bearing rock on screens.

    Oil stayed at the party longer than other commodities but its collapse means the "commodity supercycle" is over, says Dan Yergin.

  • The oil-price collapse changes everything: Yergin Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Idled oil well pump jacks sit in the yard at Wood Energy Inc. in Woodlawn, Ill, Jan. 20, 2015.

    The oil-price crash has upset the most fundamental assumptions in long-term plans to meet the world's energy needs, says the CERAWeek chair.

  • Why oil is in more trouble than you think Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    An employee rides his bike past barrels of petroleum products at a state-owned Pertamina fuel depot in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    America is a bigger and bigger part of global oil demand, explains Dan Yergin. So if U.S. growth is lackluster, crude will keep getting crushed.