bp’s Energy Outlook 2023 considers the recent disruption to global energy supplies and associated impacts on global prices, and explores what impact this could have on the energy transition out to 2050.
At this year’s launch, Spencer Dale, bp’s chief economist, will discuss the Outlook’s findings and what they could mean for the future of energy.
Spencer Dale is bp’s chief economist. He manages bp’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial and strategic decisions. bp’s economics team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and the Energy Outlook.
Spencer Dale joined bp as group chief economist in October 2014. Prior to that, he was executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee. Between 2008 and 2014, Spencer was chief economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Spencer joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous roles, including private secretary to Mervyn King and head of economic forecasting. Spencer served as a senior advisor at the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008.
He was educated at the University of Wales, gaining a BSc in Economics in 1988 and at the University of Warwick, gaining an MSc in Economics in 1989, whereupon he immediately joined the Bank of England.