Robert Mabro, Egyptian economist, Died at 81

Robert Emile Mabro was born on December 26, 1934, in Alexandria, Egypt,and died on August 2, 2016.

He was an academic.

Mabro specialised in oil and energy issues.

Robert founded the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and in the late 1990s brokered a historic production cut between OPEC and its rivals in the wake of a slump in the price of oil.

During 1971, he was made a Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

During most of the 1970s, Mabro’s interest in oil- and energy-related matters grew, and he wrote his first monograph on the subject – “Oil Producers and Consumers: Conflict or Cooperation” – in 1974.

Robert arranges the Oxford Energy Seminar, which has been held annually since 1979 and is widely recognised as an important international forum on energy.

During 1982, Robert founded the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, an educational charity devoted to researching the economics, politics and impact on international relations of oil, gas and other energies.

Robert Mabro served as the institute’s Director until 2003, and was made its Honorary President in 2006.

During the 1995 New Year Honours Mabro was awarded a CBE.

Mabro was elected a Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2006.

Robert Mabro was widely held in libraries worldwide.

He died in Crete, Greece.

Robert Mabro passed away at 81 years old.