Joseph A. Stanislaw is founder of The JAStanislaw Group, LLC, an advisory firm specializing in strategic thinking, sustainability, and environmentally sound investment in energy and technology. Drawing on his experience as an advisor for environmentally sound investments in energy and technology, he has provided examples of actions necessary for moving toward a new energy economy.
He was one of three founders of Cambridge Energy Research Associates in 1983 and served as managing director for all non-U.S. activity until 1997 when he was named president and later chief executive officer. He was a Senior Economist at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s International Energy Agency in Paris. In late 2004 the CERA partners sold their interests in the company and Dr. Stanislaw elected to pursue his own business leadership, investment, and charitable activities. He serves as a member of a number of advisory boards for energy, technology, and investment companies.
Stanislaw is an adjunct professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He was a Research Fellow of Clare Hall and lecturer in Economics at Cambridge University where he was also a member of the Energy Research Group in the University’s Cavendish Laboratory. He is the co-author of The Economics of Energy: Growth, Resources, and Policies (1981) and The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (1998) which has been translated into 13 languages and made into a six-hour documentary on PBS. He is also the author or co-author of numerous reports and published papers on the future of the world economy, geopolitics, and energy.
Joseph Stanislaw received a BA, cum laude, from Harvard College, a PhD in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and was awarded an MA from the University of Cambridge when he was elected a Research Fellow of Clare Hall. He is one of several people to have been awarded an Honorary Doctorate and Professorship from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.