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Fadhil Jafar al-Chalabi (born 1929) is an Iraqi economist, and was Acting Secretary General of OPEC from 1983 to 1988. He is a second cousin of the politician Ahmed Chalabi.
Born in 1929 in Baghdad to Jafar Mohamad al-Chalabi and Fatima née al -Uzri, Chalabi studied law at Baghdad University and graduated in 1951 before gaining a PhD in oil economics from the University of Paris. In 1968 he was appointed director of oil affairs in the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, and in 1973 became Iraq's permanent undersecretary of oil. He was assistant secretary general to the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries from 1976 to 1978. From 1978 to 1988 he was deputy secretary general of OPEC, serving as acting secretary general from 1983 to 1988.
In 1987 he became Executive Director of the Centre for Global Energy Studies, a London-based think-tank founded and chaired by Ahmed Zaki Yamani. He retired in 2011.
Chalabi is interviewed in the 2006 documentary A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash.
He was married in 1956 to Abda Bahjat Salih and has four children.OPEC and the international oil industry: a changing structure, 1980
The world oil price collapse of 1986: causes and implications for the future of OPEC, 1986
'OPEC and the Present Structural Limitations on its Oil Price Control', OPEC Review (Paris), Summer 1988
OPEC at the crossroads, 1989
The Gulf War and the emerging oil situation in the world, 1991
Oil policies, oil myths: analysis and memoir of an OPEC insider, 2010