Ph.D., Harvard University
political economy of energy security; oil & conflict; energy crises; resource nationalism; US-Chinese competition for oil
Dr. Robert J. Weiner teaches international finance, economics, and strategy. He is concurrently Associate Director of GEFRI (Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute), a GW chartered research center, and Membre Associe, GREEN (Groupe de Recherche en Economie de l'Energie et des Ressources Naturelles), Departement d'economique, Universite Laval, Quebec. He received his PhD in 1986, and has been at GW since 1994, serving as Chairman of the International Business Department from 2001-2005.
Professor Weiner has also taught at Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Royal Complutense University (Spain). He has lectured to executives in Russia, Spain, and the United States. He was the Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future, an energy think-tank, from 2005-2006, and Visiting Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) from 1997-1998.
Professor Weiner has been Research Fellow in the International Energy Program, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and consultant to the International Petroleum Exchange; the New York Mercantile Exchange; the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. International Trade Commission; the Harvard Institute for International Development; the World Bank; and private clients. He has won research awards from the Ministere des Affaires Internationales, Quebec; Resources for the Future; the Columbia Center for the Study of Futures Markets; and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
- "Who Bribes?: Evidence from the UN Oil-for-Food Program" (with Y. Jeong), Strategic Management Journal, 2012.
- "Conflict and Corruption in International Trade: Who Helped Iraq United Nations Sanctions?" (with Y. Jeong), in International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Volume Two (S. Rose-Ackerman and T. Søreide, eds.), Edward Elgar, 2011.
- "Resource Nationalism Meets the Market: Political Risk and the Value of Petroleum Reserves" (with R. Click), Journal of International Business Studies, 41:5, June/July 2010.
- "How do International Crises Affect Trade in Oil?," Resources 162, Summer 2006.
- "Speculation in International Crises: Report from the Gulf," Journal of International Business Studies (2005) 36, 576–587. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400158.
IBUS 267 Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships (summer session)
IBUS 6301 International Business Finance
IBUS 6306 Seminar: International Financial Markets
IBUS 6307 International Portfolio Management
IBUS 6297 Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships (Study Abroad in London)
MBAD 6241 Global Perspectives