Loftur Thorarinsson

Research Associate

Loftur Thorarinsson is a doctoral researcher at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan and conducts research on Asian oil and gas markets, the evolvement of IOC and NOC strategies, and oil industry reform in Japan under decreased demand conditions. He was OIES-Saudi Aramco Fellow at OIES. He holds an MSc in international management from SOAS, University of London; MA in public policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and BSc from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining the starting his Ph.D., Loftur worked as a business developer for six years for various solar energy companies in Japan and Taiwan and served as director of the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in Japan where he was responsible for energy affairs, member outreach, and industry events.

Areas of Expertise

Oil markets; Asian NOCs, the political economy of oil and gas, renewables.

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