Speaker's Biography:

Edgard Habib
Chief Economist, Chevron

Edgard Habib is the chief economist at Chevron Corp., appointed in 2000. In 1988, he joined Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA) in Washington, D.C., as vice president for the Middle East and Africa and later senior vice president and managing director for WEFA's Washington operations, overseeing activities in Eurasia, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. In 1997, he joined the International Energy Agency of the OECD as manager of their Middle East and Africa affairs. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association of Business Economists, the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the World Affairs Council. A native of Lebanon, Habib graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor's degree in political science and international finance. He earned an M.P.A. in development economics and public finance and a Ph.D. in economics from the American University in Washington.

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