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Adjunct Professor

Dr. Matthias Pickl


Matthias J. Pickl PhD is currently an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and a senior energy and infrastructure investment manager at Saudi Aramco. He has completed post-doc research at the prestigious King’s College University of London, holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Vienna, a Master of Business Administration (MBA in Finance) and a Magister Degree in Social and Economic Sciences.

Matthias is active at the crossroads of the real life energy marketplace (e.g. contribution to the world’s largest IPO in history) and academic micro and macro-economic research with a special focus on empirical investigations, the energy transition, resource economics, experimental economics and climate change. His teaching approach is student-centered, combining economic and finance theory with real business application including case studies (e.g. from Harvard Business School) and tailor-made simulations (both computer-based and traditional) to maximize student learning.

In addition, he has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals over the last 10 years, supervised research projects with a special focus on mentoring and developing young economics and finance talent in the Middle East, acted as a trusted economics and finance advisor to energy companies around the world, and has lectured various university courses including ‘Microeconomics’, ‘Investment Analysis’, ’Business Economics, ‘Commodity Trading and Global Commodity Markets’, ‘Saudi Arabia and Oil Markets’, and ‘Financial Risk Management’.


Post-Doc, King’s College, University of London

PhD in Economics, University of Vienna

MBA in Finance, ACT American Graduate School of Business

Magister Degree in Social and Economic Sciences, WU (Vienna University)


Energy Economics

Investment Analysis

Financial Risk

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