David Nissen

David Nissen is a professor of practice in international and public affairs and director of the Program in International Energy Management and Policy at the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Nissen has written numerous articles in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, and various energy journals. Nissen’s recent publications include “LNG: An Increasing Project Financing Role in a Growing Business” in the International Project Finance Annual. For 12 years prior to joining the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Nissen managed the Liquefied Natural Gas and the gas strategic consulting practice at Poten and Partners, Inc., a leading commercial and energy consulting firm. He has held senior positions with Exxon’s Corporate Planning Department and Chase Manhattan’s Corporate Lending Group. Nissen also served in the U.S. Federal Energy Administration (precursor to the Department of Energy) during the Carter Administration, where he directed the quantitative assessment of the Carter Administration’s National Energy Plan. Professor Nissen has held faculty positions at the Rutgers School of Business and the Rice University Department of Economics. Nissen holds a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology as well as an M.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from the University of California at Berkeley.