Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

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

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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  • 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.

    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.

  • U.S. as energy superpower   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    U.S. as energy superpower

    CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with IHS Vice Chairman, Daniel Yergin, to discuss whether on not the U.S. will be an independent energy producer in the future.

  • Will OPEC break up?   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Will OPEC break up?

    CNBC's Patti Domm and IHS Vice Chairman, Daniel Yergin, look ahead to what might happen during OPEC's meeting on Thanksgiving day.