Jeffrey Currie

Goldman Sachs International

Global Head of Commodities Research in Global Investment Research (GIR)

Jeff is global head of Commodities Research in Global Investment Research (GIR). He is responsible for conducting research on commodity market dynamics in the context of corporate risk management programs, short and long- term commodity investment strategies and asset allocation. Jeff is also a member of the GIR Client and Business Standards Committee, Growth Markets Executive Group and Macro Executive Committee. Jeff was European co-head of Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research from 2010 to 2012. He was based in London from 2003 until 2012, when he moved to New York. He has since returned to London. Over the years, the commodities research team has consistently been ranked number one under Jeff’s direction, and in 2011, he was named CNBC Analyst of the Year by City A.M. Jeff joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Jeff taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in microeconomics and econometrics at The University of Chicago and served as the associate editor of Resource and Energy Economics. Jeff also worked as a consulting economist, specializing in energy and other microeconomic issues, at Ernst and Young, LLP and Economic Insight, Inc. In addition, he has advised government agencies in the US, European Union and Russia. Jeff earned a PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago in 1996.

Sessions With Jeffrey Currie

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 04:35pm - 05:05pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 11:05 am - 20/oct/2021 11:35 am

    Will High Prices Accelerate the Transition Away from Oil?

    Live Stream

    In the past, high oil prices have increased the cost competitiveness of low-carbon energy alternatives and made such investments more attractive. Oil and gas prices are now reaching multi-year highs, creating additional momentum by policy makers and environmentalists to further accelerate the pace of transition. Will high oil prices, even for a short duration, help accelerate transition? Will volatility in commodity prices encourage regulators to restrict oil and gas investments? Will high oil prices facilitate faster electrification in the transport sector? Are high commodity prices necessary for this decade to finance the energy transition?