Christof Rühl

Christof Rühl

Senior Research Scholar

Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
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Christof Rühl is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, where he leads research focused on oil and gas and the energy transition. Rühl is an internationally renowned economist, specializing in macroeconomics and energy economics. He most recently served as Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he created and managed ADIA’s first global research team to provide economic, energy and geopolitical analysis across asset classes. Previously, he was Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc for nine years, credited with a significant contribution to the global debate on energy, climate change, and the various links between energy and economic development. Rühl joined BP from the world of global economic policy, having served at the World Bank, including as Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil, and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He started his career as an academic economist, first in Germany and later as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. Rühl is published and quoted widely in his fields.