Professor Paul Stevens holds the position of BP Professor of Petroleum Policy at The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is the tutor responsible for the MSc course in Energy Studies at the Centre. He was educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Between 1979-93 he taught at the American University of Beirut, interspersed with two years as an oil consultant. Between 1979-93 he was at the University of Surrey where he was a founder member of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre and joint creator of the Third World Energy Policy Studies Group (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)). Professor Stevens has worked as a consultant for many companies and governments including work as an expert witness in the US-Iranian Claims Tribunal at the International Court in the Hague (1984-1992).
At the Centre, Professor Stevens teaches courses in Petroleum policy and economics, International Developments in Energy Policy, Energy Economics: the Tools, and Energy Economics: the Issues. His research interests are the determination of oil prices, pipeline regulation in the UK, forecasting energy demand in developing countries, the structure of the international oil industry and privatization and deregulation in the energy sector in developing countries. Professor Stevens is also the Chairman of the Centre's Staff-Student Committee and Research Committee and the Centre representative on the Faculty Academic Standards Committee and the MBA Staff-Student Committee.
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