Dr Masud Ally read Economics as an undergraduate at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He holds Masters degrees in Management (St Andrews) and Economics (University College, London). After a stint working in investment research and consulting, he completed his doctorate in Economic History at Oxford (with full ESRC studentship). Subsequent to teaching at a number of Oxford colleges and the Oxford Department for International Development, and lecturing in London, he re-joined the financial services. Presently, he works in commodities/energy research and climate-related risk consulting.