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Tom Moerenhout

Tom Moerenhout

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street,
New York, NY 10012



Dr. Tom Moerenhout is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Stern School of Business. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a scholar at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy and. He is also a Senior Advisor at the World Bank, and a Senior Associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Tom’s research expertise and practical engagements focus on geopolitics, political economy, and international economic law. Tom’s main expertise lies in the role of trade, investment, and industrial policies of relevance to the energy transition, the sustainability dimension of economic globalization, and the economic development of resource rich countries. He has published extensively on sustainable development and energy policy reforms in developing and emerging economies, specifically on energy subsidies, critical minerals, and electric mobility.

For over 12 years, Tom has been responsible for conducting strategic research and market intelligence for governments and development practitioners. In recent years, he has provided in-country support to energy and development policy reforms in India, Nigeria, Lebanon, Egypt, the US, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Morocco, and Jordan. Tom has worked closely with various organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, OPEC, IRENA, UNEP, ADB, GIZ, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Nestle, and Greenpeace.

Tom holds two master’s degrees and a PhD at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Prior to joining Columbia University and NYU, he was a visiting fellow at the LSE Department of Government and an Aramco-OIES fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. In 2015-2016 he was a Fulbright fellow at Columbia University.