About Robert Weiner

Robert J. Weiner is professor of international business, public policy & public administration, and international affairs, at the George Washington University School of Business, Washington DC. He serves concurrently as Director of the Master of Science in International Business (MSIB) program. He has been a member of the Editorial Board, Area Editor (Energy, Environment & Natural Resources), and Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

Prof. Weiner’s research interests and projects focus on economic, financial, and managerial aspects of energy, including resource nationalism & political risk; oil, transparency, & corruption; petroleum fiscal vulnerability; dynamics of energy crises; foreign investment; oil speculation and market turbulence; and privatization & the behavior of state-owned enterprises in the world petroleum market.

Prof. Weiner served twice as Chairman of the GW Department of International Business, building its research-oriented faculty and national ranking. He was a research fellow in the International Energy Program, JFK School, Harvard University and consultant to companies, NGOs, IGOs, and governments. Before joining the professoriat, he was an energy and environment consultant at ICF Inc.

Prof. Weiner testified before the U.S. Congress (Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade of the House Small Business Committee, 2011), and U.K. Parliament, Commons Treasury Select Committee, Panel on Regulation of Oil Markets (2008). He served as an eminent person on commodities for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2003).Prof. Weiner received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, and Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Business Economics, all from Harvard University. He has coauthored four books and many articles, focusing on natural resources, especially petroleum