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Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Expertise: Economies of the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Energy Security, and Economic Intelligence


Robert E. Looney is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  He specializes in issues relating to energy security and economic development in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.  He has published over 250 articles in the professional literature and twenty-two books including The Routledge Handbook of Oil Politics (2012), The Routledge Handbook of Emerging Economies (2014), and The Routledge Handbook of Transitions to Energy and Climate Security (2016). He is also the editor of the Routledge Series on Emerging Economies.

As an international consultant, Dr. Looney has provided advice and assistance to the governments of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Mexico, Panama and Jamaica as well as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International Labor Office, Inter-American Development Bank, Stanford Research Institute, and Rand Organization.

Teaching Interests:

Political Economy of Africa

International Economics

Energy Security

Latin American Political Economy

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