Title: Senior Fellow
Related programs: Commodity Economics & Finance
Area of expertise: Energy, Energy Economics, Oil and Gas, and climate change.
Laura El-Katiri is an Abu Dhabi-based consultant specialized in energy policy in the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on the Gulf economies, and a Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South who focuses on Energy, Energy Economics, Oil and Gas, and climate change. She has published widely on the politics and economics of oil and development, regional natural gas markets and sustainable energy development paths, including demand-side management, energy pricing and subsidy reform, renewable energy, climate change and environmental policies in the MENA region. Her work includes publications for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Berlin, and the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). Laura formerly worked as Research Fellow at the Oil and the Middle East Program, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and taught Middle East economic and financial development at the Department of Financial and Management Studies at the School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS), University of London.