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Francis Perrin

Title: Senior Fellow

Related programs: Commodity Economics & Finance

Area of expertise: Energy and Mining, Oil and Gas, natural resources management

Francis Perrin is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South who focuses on energy. Following studies in economics and political science at the University Pierre Mendès France (UPMF – today University Grenoble Alpes) at Grenoble (France), Francis Perrin worked for several years as a journalist and freelance consultant on energy and mining resources before joining in 1991 the Paris-based Arab Petroleum Research Center (APRC). He was editor in chief of Arab Oil & Gas (AOG) and Pétrole et Gaz Arabes (PGA) between 1991 and 2000 and editorial manager of the publications of the APRC from 2001 to the end of 2011.Francis Perrin set up at the beginning of 2012 Stratégies et Politiques Energétiques (SPE) and Energy Industries Strategies Information (EISI). He is now a researcher on energy issues.

Presently Francis Perrin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs - IRIS). He is lecturing at IRIS (course on energy security) and at the National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (INSTN, linked to the French Commission on Atomic Energy – CEA. Course on energy and geopolitics). He is also an associate editor at the Paris-based energy weekly Petrostrategies. He is the author of the chapters on crude oil and refined products in "Cyclope - World Commodity Yearbook", an annual report on commodities published in Paris by the Economica publishing house. He has presented communications at several dozens of professional conferences and seminars on energy issues and gives frequently interviews to various French and international media on these topics.