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Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP
United States
Michael Cohen is Chief US Economist and Head of Oil and Refining in bp’s Strategy, Sustainability & Ventures group. In this role, he is responsible for short, medium, and long term oil market and industry analysis that informs bp’s Leadership Team and the bp Energy Outlook. Prior to joining bp in May 2019, Mr. Cohen was Barclays’ Global Head of Commodities Research.  He also worked for a decade in the public sector as an Economist with the US Department of Energy, and as a senior member of the Oil Markets Division at the IEA.  He is the chair of the US Association of Energy Economists’ Business committee, a non-resident fellow at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, and he serves on the boards of Our Energy Policy, the Middle East Institute, and the Deans Advisory Council for OSU’s College of the Arts and Sciences. He frequently lectures on energy, oil markets, and geopolitics at several universities. Mr. Cohen graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual undergraduate degrees in Business and Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  He is fluent in Russian and French.