Professor Jonathan Stern

Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme and Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies


Jonathan Stern founded the Natural Gas Research Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in 2003 and was its Director until October 2011 when he became its Chairman and a Senior Research Fellow. In 2017 he became a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute. He is an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; Visiting Professor at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy in London; Fellow of the Energy Delta Institute at Groningen in the Netherlands; and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (in Tokyo).

Professor Stern has worked as an academic and consultant on energy and natural gas issues for nearly 40 years. He is the author and editor of several books and many shorter works on different regions of the world including: The Future of Russian Gas and Gazprom, Oxford University Press (2005); Natural Gas in Asia: the challenges of growth in China, India, Japan and Korea, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press (2008); Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa, Oxford University Press (2011); The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas Oxford University Press (2012); two chapters of the book, LNG Markets in Transition: the great reconfiguration, eds. Anne-Sophie Corbeau and David Ledesma, Oxford University Press (2016). His current research is on the future of gas in a decarbonising European energy markets.