Crude Oil Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Impacts

The expanding production of crude oil and natural gas has been a bright spot in the U.S. economy, but has also sparked debate in the public policy arena about the export of these products. Earlier this year, the American Council for Capital Formation’s Center for Policy Research convened an esteemed panel of experts to further the understanding of issues relevant to crude oil exports and trade policy. This is the second in a series of roundtables that ACCF has convened with scholars to discuss U.S. exports policy. ACCF previously held a panel on the topic of natural gas exports.  Panelists include:


Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 11.39.11 AMProfessor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and the founding director for the Center on Global Energy Policy. He joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House’s National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality.


Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 11.39.18 AMAssociate Dean for Faculty, Signal Companies’ Professor of Management, and Incoming Dean of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is also the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Global Business and Government at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.


Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 11.39.27 AMSenior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and currently holds the James R. Schlesinger Chair in Energy & Geopolitics. He previously directed the Center’s Ener- gy and National Security program. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Verrastro enjoyed a distinguished career in both government (senior positions in the White house and the US Department of Energy) and the private sector (Senior Vice President for Pennzoil Company and Director of Refinery policy and Crude planning for TOSCO). He currently serves on the Economic Security Advisory Council, and the NREL advisory board and is a member of both the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.


Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 11.39.45 AMSenior Economist with the American Council for Capital Formation. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Her research interests are diversified and include international trade and finance, energy, tax and retirement policy. Her research has been published in numerous reports and the media on the impact of public policy on industry and the overall economy.

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