• Primary Program Markets and Industrial Development
  • Research Interests global oil markets and geopolitics, global energy markets and energy security.


Mark Finley has 35 years of public- and private-sector experience working at the intersections of energy, economics and public policy.  He is currently the Fellow in Energy and Global Oil with the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute. Before joining the Baker Institute, Mark was senior economist at BP where he led the production of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, the world’s longest-running compilation of objective global energy data. He also led the global oil market and transportation sector analyses for the long-term BP Energy Outlook.  Prior to joining BP, Mark was an energy security analyst with the US government in Washington DC.

Mark is a senior fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan and graduate degrees from Northwestern University and the George Washington University.

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