Oil Prices and Middle East Turmoil: The Economic Consequences
by: : Carnegie Endowment for International Pea
DATE Thursday, March 31, 2011
Carnegie’s Karim Sadjadpour and Christopher Boucek, PFC Energy’s Jamie Webster, and the World Bank’s Hans Timmer will discuss this complex set of political and economic issues. Carnegie’s Uri Dadush will moderate the conversation.
This event is the first in a two-part series on commodity prices and their broader implications. The second event, on April 6, will focus on rising food prices.
Karim Sadjadpour is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment. He joined Carnegie after four years as the chief Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group based in Washington and Tehran, where he conducted dozens of interviews with senior Iranian officials, and hundreds with Iranian intellectuals, clerics, dissidents, paramilitaries, businessmen, students, activists, and youth, among others.
Jamie Webster is senior manager for Markets and Country Strategies at PFC Energy.
Hans Timmer is director of the World Bank's Development Prospects Group. Under his management, the Group produces the World Bank’s annual publications, Global Economic Prospects, Global Development Finance, and Global Monitoring Report, in addition to a wide range of monitoring and forecasting publications. Before joining the Bank, Timmer was head of international economic analysis at the Central Planning Bureau (CPB) in the Netherlands.