Researcher Profile

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Brian P. Flannery

Visiting Fellow

Topics of Interest

In semi-retirement Dr. Flannery collaborates with scientists at the Joint Global Change Research Institute and as a Center Fellow at Resources for the Future. He also continues to participate in the international climate and energy arena, serving as chair of the Business Engagement Task Force of the Major Economies Business Forum and of the Green Economies Dialogue project. He received degrees in astrophysics from Princeton and the University of California Santa Cruz, and pursued research at The Institute for Advanced Study and as professor at Harvard University. He is co-author of the widely used reference Numerical Recipes: the Art of Scientific Computing.
Dr. Flannery recently retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation as Science, Strategy and Programs Manager in Environmental Policy and Planning. Since joining Exxon in 1980, he has conducted research and organized international workshops and symposia dealing with scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of global climate change. At Exxon Dr. Flannery played a leadership role in the creation of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT and the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University.

Flannery is in RFF’s Energy and Climate Program.


PhD in Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1974
AB in Astrophysics, Princeton University, 1970

Recent Work

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