Erin Blanton - Senior Research Scholar - Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Erin Blanton


Senior Research Scholar
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Erin Blanton is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she leads the Natural Gas Research Initiative. Her research focuses on the role of natural gas in the energy transition, energy markets and investment and global energy access. 

Before joining the Center, Blanton spent 16 years at Medley Global Advisors, an independent macro policy research firm. She was a Managing Director and led natural gas and renewable coverage as part of the firm’s energy team. Her clients consisted of the world’s leading hedge funds, asset managers, and investment banks. 

Blanton has a master’s degree in Energy Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University.  

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