Header Image

Amy Myers Jaffe

Director of the Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab, New York University, School of Professional Studies

Amy Myers Jaffe serves as Director of the Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and is a research professor who teaches graduate level courses examining global climate finance and energy transition. A leading expert on global energy policy, sustainability, and geopolitical risk, Jaffe is author of several books including her most recent book, “Energy’s Digital Future” published in 2021 by Columbia University Press and Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.

Jaffe is a regular contributor to the popular podcast “The Energy Gang” and a frequent media commentator in television and print media on global oil and gas markets and geopolitics, including the New York TimesFinancial Times of London, CNN International and the Wall Street Journal.  A prolific author, Jaffe holds a career prize in energy economics from the US Association for Energy Economics and also served as the organization’s President in 2020. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations where she was a senior fellow for energy and environment from 2017 to 2020. She serves on the boards of several academic journals including Energy Journal, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, and Energy Policy.

Ms. Jaffe has advised numerous organizations on climate risk strategy and scenarios analysis including NGOs and major Fortune 500 companies. She is a frequent contributor to the Aspen Institute Congressional program and the World Economic Forum where she most recently served on the Global Future Council on Net Zero Transition.