Stephen Brown is a nonresident fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF), where he also serves as co-director of RFF's Center for Energy Economics and Policy. He holds a B.S. in economics from California Polytechnic State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining RFF in 2009, Brown had a 27-year career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he retired as Director of Energy Economics and Microeconomic Public Policy. He has conducted research and published extensively on the economics of oil and natural gas markets and policy, the economic effects of energy price shocks, energy security, and public-sector economics. He is an associate editor for the journal Energy Economics, is a regular participant in meetings of the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, and is currently serving on the American Statistical Association's advisory board for the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Brown also has worked on energy policy at Brookhaven National Laboratory and has taught at several universities including Arizona State University, The University of Colorado, Southern Methodist University and Tulane University. He was recently honored as a senior fellow by the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, and his co-authored article, "What Drives Natural Gas Prices?" has been recognized by the International Association for Energy Economics as the best article published in The Energy Journal during 2008.