Todd Moss

Todd Moss

Nonresident Scholar, Center for Energy Studies
Office Phone: (713) 348-2217


Todd Moss, Ph.D., is a nonresident scholar for the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., where his research focuses on U.S.-Africa relations, energy policy and private investment.

Moss previously served as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State and has worked at the World Bank, the London School of Economics, and the Economist Intelligence Unit. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including “African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors” (Lynne Rienner: 2nd ed., 2011), and “Oil to Cash: Fighting the Resource Curse with Cash Transfers” (CGD, 2015).

He holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a bachelor’s from Tufts University. Moss is also the author of an international thriller series from Penguin’s Putnam Books about a State Department crisis manager, including “The Golden Hour” (2014), “Minute Zero” (2015), and “Ghosts of Havana” (2016).

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