Emil D Attanasi

Emil Attanasi is a Supervisory Research Economist (Scientist Emeritus) with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.


Emil Attanasi has been an economist with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972. His work focuses on the valuation of hydrologic data, development of resource assessment methods for undiscovered oil and gas, assessment of CO2-EOR potential, and the application of economics to oil, gas, and minerals resource assessments.


  • Ph.D. University of Missouri, 1972, Economics
  • M.S. George Mason University, 2003, Statistical Science
  • B.A. Evangel College, 1969, Mathematics

Professional Studies/Experience:

  • United States Geological Survey since 1972

Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards:

  • American Economic Association, 1972 – present