The Vega Factor: Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis

June 6, 2011
Hosted by Jordan Goodman

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Our guest today, Kent Moors, is an internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy/finance and risk assessment and Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Policy Center at Duquesne University, where he is also Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment. We will discuss his latest book: The Vega Factor: Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis, which takes an in-depth look at the most important topics in the industry, including strategic risk, why traditional pricing mechanisms will no longer govern the market, and how the current government approaches have only worsened an already bad situation. The Vega Factor details the industry's players, including companies, traders, and governments; describes the priorities that will need to be revised, and the policies needed to achieve stability and explains how today's oil market is fundamentally different from the pre-crisis market.

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