PESD associate director Mark Thurber and research collaborators at Stanford have found in a review of the medical and public health literatures that health improvement is rarely the principal reason why households adopt health-improving technologies like insecticide-treated nets, point-of-use water treatments, and improved biomass cookstoves. These findings, which appear in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that wider health impact can be...
The collaborative book by experts in the political economy of energy, edited to include a provocative introduction and conclusion by David Victor and Tom Heller, looks in depth at five cases of reform in developing countries. The book is available for purchase in hardcover.
On February 19-20, 2003, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) hosted a major conference on the Political Economy of Power Market Reform at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford.
PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and Research Associate Joseph Chang wrote "The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply" that helped frame the discussion at the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. The study explores and assesses the policy options that gas-rich governments can use to develop domestic gas markets, with a focus on major Asian gas-producing countries.
David Hults addressed the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford where he discussed energy policy for three Latin American countries, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela-- within the context of a larger fifteen-country study on National Oil Companies.