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Bruce M. Everett

Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business

Bruce M. Everett

Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
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  • Ph.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • M.A., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • A.B., Princeton University

Bruce M. Everett, adjunct associate professor of international business, specializes in analysis of global oil markets and international energy and environmental policy. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.A., MALD and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

After starting his career in the International Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies between 1974 and 1980, he worked as an executive for the ExxonMobil Corporation. His energy industry experience includes strategic planning, industry analysis, and forecasting; marketing; government relations; coal mining; energy supply management; electric power operations in Hong Kong; business development in China; natural gas project development in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America; as well as commercialization of advanced gas to liquids technology. He retired from ExxonMobil in 2002 and now teaches a course on the international petroleum industry at The Fletcher School. He has written a number of op-eds and articles; lectures on international oil and energy issues; and writes a weekly blog on energy.

He and his wife Kathy split their time between Cape Cod and Los Angeles visiting often with their daughter in New York and their son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren in Los Angeles.

Areas of expertise
Economic Development
International Environment & Energy
Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University (2003-present)
  • Adjunct Professor of International Business, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2003-2012)
  • Downstream Government Relations Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation (1999-2002)
  • Manager, Operations and Issues, Corporate Affairs Department, Exxon Company International (1997-1999)
  • Regional Natural Gas Manager for Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, Exxon Company International and Vice-President, Exxon Qatar Limited (1992-1997)
  • Executive Director, Exxon Energy Ltd, Hong Kong (1990-1992)
  • Operations Manager, The Carter Mining Company, Gillette, Wyoming (1988-1990)
  • Supply and Analysis Manager, Exxon Coal and Minerals Company (1984-1988)
  • Manager, Coal and Synthetic Fuels, Esso Europe (1982-1984)
  • Corporate Planning Department, Exxon Corporation and Esso Europe (1980-1982)
  • US Department of Energy (1974-1980)
Other Affiliations
  • Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
Research Interests
  • Energy and Petroleum Economics
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Middle-East Economics and Politics
  • Technology development


"Justice and Gini Coefficients" with Theodore J. Everett, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, April, 2014

"What prevents Latin America from moving forward with alternative energy programs?", Americas Quarterly, July 31, 2013, Volume 7, Issue 3

"Back to Basics on Energy Policy." Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2012 issue

"Revenge of the Invisible Hand" Foreign Policy, May, 2011


"Why fracking is beneficial" in Fracking by David E. Newton, ABC-CLIO publishers, 2015


"Economic Policy and the Global Implications of the ‘Golden Age of Gas,'" moderator, Tufts Energy Conference, March 3, 2013

"Thinking the Unthinkable: Potential Implications of Oil Disruption in Saudi Arabia", panelist, Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, May 8, 2012

"The End of ‘Easy' Fossil Fuels: Projections, Need and Innovation", panelist, Tufts Energy Conference, April 21, 2012

"Why Oil is Here to Stay", New America Foundation Conference, Washington, DC, October 19, 2011.

"Energy after the Spill", CQ-Roll Call Policy Breakfast, panelist, June 10, 2010

"The Global Oil Market: Myth and Reality", Workshop on "Oil and the Contemporary Globe", Harvard University, August 11, 2009


"High-Skilled, High-Tech Welfare", Cape Cod Times, September 6, 2012

"Wind turbines a poor investment", Cape Cod Times, September 13, 2010

"Big oil tax would hurt the middle class", Cape Cod Times, July 30, 2008

"Should we raise fuel-efficiency standards", New York Times Upfront, January 24, 2005

"Why gasoline taxes are a bad idea," Fletcher News, Fall 2004

"Over a Barrel." Baltimore Sun, 29 July 2004

"Iraq doesn't have to become a cliché of oil-wealth excess", Christian Science Monitor, September 16, 2003

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