Title: Nonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies
Office Phone: (713) 348-2217
Todd Moss, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow for the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute. He is also executive director of the Energy for Growth Hub in Washington, D.C., and a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development.
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), “Ghosts of Havana” (2016) and "The Shadow List" (2017).
my research and publications
- 05/28/2021 - U.S. Push for a Global Clean Energy Transition Can Start in Africa
- 04/30/2021 - Congressional Testimony: U.S. Policy Options to Support Climate Justice and Prosperity in Africa
- 02/22/2021 - What the Texas power outages can teach us about Africa's power future
- 01/31/2021 - Africa is not a (coal) country: A reply to Nature Energy
- 12/09/2020 - Why EIA’S Universal Access Model for Africa (Definitely) Overstates Coal and (Likely) Understates Solar
- 12/04/2020 - Coal's Future in Africa is Dim
- 09/18/2020 - How the DFC’s New Energy Investments in Mozambique Show the Agency’s Balanced Approach
- 08/21/2020 - Measuring 'reasonably reliable' access to electricity services
- 07/24/2020 - Africa's clean energy future
- 07/22/2020 - Africa's power markets: A Post-Covid agenda
- 06/15/2020 - Is nuclear power pro-development?
- 02/24/2020 - Resource Curse Dynamics, the Corporate License to Operate and the Potential of Direct Cash Dividends
- 04/01/2019 - Guyana's oil boom: Maximizing benefits for its citizens
- 07/20/2018 - Energy Diplomacy is Turbocharged
- 02/20/2018 - Energy Access and Demand in Twelve African Countries
- 11/02/2017 - Energy in Africa Promotes U.S. Economic and Security Interests
- 06/15/2017 - The Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies: Challenges and Solutions for the Electricity Sector in African Markets
- 01/05/2017 - Why Trump Should Keep Power Africa