Preston Keat is a director of research and a member of the management committee at Eurasia Group. He also is the head of the Europe & Eurasia practice group, focusing on emerging markets in Europe and the EU, with specific coverage of Poland and Hungary. He played a key role in developing the Global Political Risk Index (GPRI) methodology, and continues to participate in projects with Eurasia Group's comparative analytics practice. He holds a PhD in political science from UCLA, a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.
Preston's professional experience has included work on economic and political transition at the German Marshall Fund of the US, and research and consulting on a number of sectors ranging from finance to heavy industry. He spent several years living and working in Europe, most recently as a Fulbright scholar in Poland. Preston currently teaches courses in political risk assessment and management as a visiting professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the coauthor of The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing.