Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff

Jason Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House's National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the world's top energy policy experts, he joined the Administration in April 2009. At Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, Bordoff is a professor of professional practice and serves as founding Director of SIPA's Center on Global Energy Policy. Bordoff's research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio, including NPR, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC, has appeared on the Colbert Report, and has published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other leading news outlets. Prior to joining the White House, Bordoff was the Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Petroleum Council, a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, and serves on the boards of Winrock International (a leading nonprofit organization that works to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources), the New York Energy Forum and the Association of Marshall Scholars. During the Clinton Administration, Bordoff served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. He was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company, one of the leading global strategy consultancies. Bordoff graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.

Media Articles

OPEC Reaches Consensus on Oil Output-Cut Pact

From Pawn to King: How the Permian Changed Oil's Game of Thrones

The Tesla effect: Oil is slowly losing its best customer

Global economy shrugs off latest rise in oil prices


U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Jim Rogers, Duke Energy executive who promoted clean energy, dies at 71

OPEC and Its Allies, Defying Trump, Agree to Cut Oil Production

France’s protesters are part of a global backlash against climate-change taxes

Reality of Climate Change Undermines an Ambition for ‘Energy Dominance

The Key Question: How Much Longer Will OPEC+ Hold Together?

Why American Oil Hasn’t Been a Total Game-Changer

Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

Trump administration wants phase-in of U.N. rules on maritime fuel

Trump’s Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports

OPEC Gives Tepid Response to Trump's Demand for Lower Oil Prices


The $4.7 Billion Nuclear Bill That No One Wants to Pay

Another Step Backward for the Climate

Trump’s “Affordable Clean Energy” Plan Won’t Save Coal

E.U. unlikely to build up to 11 plants to import LNG from U.S., as Trump says

America Is Set To Become The World's Biggest Oil Producer

Proposed Law Would Allow U.S. to Sue OPEC for Manipulating Oil Market

Meet the Future of Urban Transportation: the Bus

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid

US reliance on Opec endures despite shale boom

Asia takes the stage

OPEC Faces a Bigger Problem in Washington Than Trump’s Tweets

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here’s Why That Will Be Hard.

Seeing Eye-to-Eye on Oil Prices

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

Venezuela's Political and Financial Chaos Disrupts Oil Market

How AI Will Increase the Supply of Oil and Gas—and Reduce Costs

Political, economic responses to high oil price no longer in lockstep

Americans who complain about rising gas costs should get some perspective

Rising fuel costs erode benefits of Trump tax cut

US consumer finances hit by higher fuel prices

US aims to relax vehicle emissions rules

Fixation on timing of peak oil is ‘misguided’

Khashoggi affair exposes myth of US energy dominance

The Threat of Weaponizing Oil Lingers in Saudi-U.S. Relations

Another Victim of the Trade Spat: U.S. Oil to China

How the US became a leading fossil fuels exporter

How DC Unleashed Fossil-Fuel Exports Despite Climate Worries (AP)

How DC Unleashed Fossil-Fuel Exports Despite Climate Worries (US News)

The Finance 202: The swamp is starting to shun Saudi Arabia

Saudis Issued Dire Warnings Against U.S. Sanctions. But How Much Leverage Do They Have?

Saudi Arabia threat risks rare crack in US oil alliance

Iran Oil Buyers Craving Obama's Waivers Get Trump Shock Instead

Our power grid, then and now

Oil cuts losses after Trump withdraws from Iran nuclear deal

Even under pro-coal President Trump, U.S. solar is doing pretty well

Has Trump Killed More Regulations Than Any Other President?

Shale powers US oil output to heights of 1970

Global energy: the view from Davos

Corporate Tax Cuts Hold Promise of Lower Utility Bills

Florida’s exemption reveals limits of Trump’s offshore drilling plan

Q&A: Plan to Expand Offshore Drilling Draws Cheers, Jeers

Arctic Blast Heating Up Battle Between Energy Lobbying Groups