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Daniel H. Yergin (born February 6, 1947) is an American author and economic researcher. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Born in Los Angeles, California, Yergin received his B.A. from Yale University in 1968, where he was managing editor of the Yale Daily News, and founder of The New Journal. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations (1974) from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar. Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... The official logo of the Marshall Scholarship is a blended image of the US and UK flags. ...


Yergin's first major book, Shattered Peace, was a moderately 'revisionist' account of the origins of the Cold War that attributed it chiefly to "tragic misconceptions" on the part of American policymakers who, in the post-WWII years, embraced the "Riga axioms" of George F. Kennan, Charles W. Henderson, Charles E. Bohlen, and Elbridge Durbow rather than the "Yalta axioms" of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Shattered Peace was based on Yergin's Ph.D. dissertation. For the generic term for high-tension and / or indirect struggle between states, falling short of actual open hostilities, see cold war (war). ... Riga (Latvian: RÄ«ga), the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of River Daugava, at 56°58′N 24°8′E. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states and serves as a major cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial center... George Frost Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American advisor, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as the father of containment and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. ... Charles E. Bohlen Charles Eustis Chip Bohlen (August 30, 1904–December 31, 1974 1), was a United States diplomat (1929–1969) and Soviet Union expert, serving in Moscow before and during World War II, succeeding George F. Kennan as US Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953–1957), then moving to... View of Yalta Yalta (Russian: Ялта) is a town in the Crimea in southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...


Daniel Yergin is best known for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, a number-one bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1992. The book was adapted into a PBS mini-series seen by more than 20 million viewers. Yergin was awarded the 1997 United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." The Prize (1991; ISBN 0671502484) is Daniel Yergins 800-page history of the global oil industry from the 1850s through 1990. ... A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. ... The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction has been awarded since 1962 for a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category. ... 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ...


Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an energy research consultancy. It was acquired by IHS Energy in 2004. Cambridge Energy Research Associates, also known as CERA, is a think tank that explores issues relating to energy. ...


Yergin is married to Angela Stent, Professor at Georgetown University, and lives in Washington DC. Not to be confused with the University of Georgetown in Georgetown, Guyana or Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Georgetown University is a private university in the United States. ...


Books by Daniel Yergin

  • Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. Reprints: Penguin, 1978, 1980, ISBN 0-395-27267-X; Penguin, rev. & updated, 1990, ISBN 0-14-012177-3.
  • The Dependence Dilemma (Harvard Studies in International Affairs 43): Gasoline Consumption and America's Security. University Press of America, 1980. ISBN 0-87674-047-6. Reprint: Rowman & Littlefield, 1984, ISBN 0-8191-4056-2.
  • 1989 Fuels report hearing on the oil price forecast and scenario planning (CEC contract). Cambridge Energy Research Associates, 1989.
  • The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Cambridge Energy Research Associates, 1990.
  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN 0-671-50248-4. Reprint: Simon & Schuster, 1992, ISBN 0-671-79932-0.
  • Gasoline and the American People. Cambridge Energy Research Associates, 1991.
  • The Euro: Remaking Europe's Future: The New Europe poses enormous challenges — for the welfare state, for companies, and for political leaders. Cambridge Energy Associates, 1998.

The Prize (1991; ISBN 0671502484) is Daniel Yergins 800-page history of the global oil industry from the 1850s through 1990. ...

Books co-authored by Daniel Yergin

  • Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School. New York: Random House, 1979. ISBN 0-394-50163-2. Reprints: Ballantine Books, ISBN 0-394-29349-5; Knopf, 3rd ed., 1982, ISBN 0-394-71063-0; Random House, new revised 3rd ed., 1990. [With Robert B. Stobaugh.]
  • Global Insecurity: A Strategy for Energy and Economic Renewal. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. ISBN 0-395-30517-9. Reprint: Viking Penguin Books, 1983, ISBN 0-14-006752-3. [With Martin Hillenbrand.]
  • Russia 2010 : And What It Means for the World. New York: Random House, 1993. ISBN 0-679-42995-6. Reprint: Vintage, 1995, ISBN 0-679-7522-0. [With Thane Gustafson.]
  • The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy. Revised, retitled, and updated ed. New York: Free Press, 2002. ISBN 0-684-83569-X. (Original edition, entitled: The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998; ISBN 0-684-82975-4.) [With Joseph A. Stanislaw.]
  • Global Energy: Challenges and Priorities (Foreign Affairs Editors' Choice). Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2001. ISBN 0-87609-305-5. [With Amory Lovins and Dennis Eklof.]

Thane Gustafson is a professor of political science at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA. He specializes in comparative politics and the political history of Russia and the former USSR. External links http://www. ... Dr. Joseph Stanislaw is a leading adviser on international markets and politics. ... Amory Bloch Lovins (born November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC) was trained in physics and has worked professionally as an environmentalist. ...

External links and References

  • Mr Bush and the Riga axioms, by S. Varadarajan
  • Interview with Daniel Yergin, Yale Economic Review, Spring 2005

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Daniel Yergin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (410 words)
Daniel H. Yergin (born February 6, 1947) is an American author and economic researcher.
Yergin is the co-founder and chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, an energy research consultancy.
Yergin is married to Angela Stent, Professor at Georgetown University, and lives in Washington DC.
Encyclopedia: Daniel Yergin (1354 words)
Yergin was awarded the 1997 United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding." The Prize (1991; ISBN 0671502484) is Daniel Yergins 800-page history of the global oil industry from the 1850s through 1990.
Daniel Yergin: One of the most dramatic parts of Commanding Heights -- although you will have to see it to believe it -- is the story of the Asian financial crisis at the end of the 1990s that hit the rest of the world -- and was a close call for our own financial markets.
DANIEL YERGIN: I think that first the people who are really hurt for instance who worked at a company and had a lot of retirement savings in their company's stocks as WorldCom or Enron or some of the other companies and you've seen the stocks particularly in the area of technology, media and telecommunications.
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