There appears to be a significant response in the crude oil markets to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has since spread globally. Many cities in Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, have been quarantined, with many airlines suspending flights to mainland China.February 20, 2020
Dr. Ripple has studied oil and gas markets for over 38 years, starting as an economist in the Office of Budget and Management, in the Office of the Governor of Alaska. He followed this with positions as VP and Senior Economist with Economic Insight, Inc., in Portland, Oregon and Senior Research Fellow with the East-West Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ron has held academic posts with the University of Tulsa (USA), Curtin University (AUS), Macquarie University (AUS), and Edith Cowan University (AUS), and as a Visiting Associate Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHINA), and as a Visiting Professor with Beihang University (CHINA). Dr. Ripple earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon, and an MA (Econ) and BS (Fin) from the Pennsylvania State University.