Fereidun Fesharaki

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Fereidun Fesharaki "is the Director of the Program on Resources, East-West Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born in Iran, he received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Surrey in England. In the late 1970s, he was energy advisor to Iran's prime minister. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and specializes in oil and gas market analysis and the downstream petroleum sector. He serves as consultant to a number of oil, utilities, mining and shipping companies in the US, Middle East and Latin America, as well as the US government. Dr. Fesharaki is the author of more than 70 papers and has authored and edited twenty-three books and monographs, the latest of which are: Japan's Long-Term Petroleum Supply Strategy: Policy Options for Government and Industry (in Japanese, 1993); International Issues in Energy Policy, Development, and Economics (Westview Press, 1992); and Fundamentals of Petroleum Trading (Praeger, 1991). Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 president of the International Association for Energy Economics, an organization representing over 3,000 energy economists in over 70 countries. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the advisory board of Mitsubishi Oil Company." [1]

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  1. Fereidun Fesharaki, American Iranian Council, accessed November 28, 2007.