Stephen Brown, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Dr. Stephen P. A. Brown is a professor of economics, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, and the executive director of Nevada KIDS COUNT at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
An internationally recognized scholar for his work in energy economics, Dr. Brown has conducted economic research and analysis in such areas as regional economic growth, aggregate economic activity, economic indicators, business conditions, public finance, energy, environment, climate policy, and economic impacts.
Prior to joining the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Brown was nonresident fellow and co-director of the Center for Energy Economics and Policy at Resources for the Future. From 1981 through 2008, Dr. Brown pursued economic research and analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. While at the Dallas Fed, he created and directed the regional economics group and later created and directed the energy and microeconomic policy group. He also managed the Dallas Fed publications, The Southwest Economy and Economic and Financial Review.
Dr. Brown is an associate editor for the journal Energy Economics, a regular participant in meetings of the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, and currently serving on the American Statistical Association's advisory board for the U.S. Energy Information Administration. He also has taught at several universities including Arizona State University, the University of Colorado, Southern Methodist University, and Tulane University.
Dr. Brown was honored as a senior fellow by the U.S. Association for Energy Economics in 2008, and his coauthored article, "What Drives Natural Gas Prices?" was recognized by the International Association for Energy Economics as the best article published inThe Energy Journal during 2008.
Dr. Brown has conducted research funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior; the U.S. Department of Energy; the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation; the National Energy Policy Institute; the Bertelsmann Foundation; the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center; the National Commission for Energy Policy; and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Dr. Brown holds a B.S. in economics from California Polytechnic State University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland.