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Scholarly Publications

Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply

January 2012

National oil companies (NOCs) produce most of the world’s oil and natural gas and bankroll governments across the globe.

Exporting the 'Norwegian Model': The effect of administrative design on oil sector performance

June 2011

Abstract Norway has administered its petroleum resources using three distinct government bodies: a national oil company engaged in commercial hydrocarbon operations; a government ministry to direct...

On the State's Choice of Oil Company: Risk Management and the Frontier of the Petroleum Industry

December 2010

Conventional wisdom holds that oil sector nationalizations are rooted in political motives of the petroleum states, which perceive value in the direct control of resource development though a state...

Other Publications

Options for Short-Term Price Determination in the Brazilian Wholesale Electricity Market

July 2008

Introduction: This report describes the results of my analysis of the options for short-term price determination in the Brazilian electricity supply industry.

News

Thurber, Hults, Heller publish "Norwegian Model" study in Energy Policy

July 2011

In their Energy Policy article, entitled "Exporting the ‘Norwegian Model': The effect of administrative design on oil sector performance," PESD researchers Mark Thurber, David Hults, and Patrick...

PESD releases study of Norway's national oil company Statoil

May 2010

Norway is lauded as the rare example of a major oil and gas exporting country that has managed to avoid the "resource curse." A new study by PESD Associate Director Mark C.

Should oil-producing countries emulate the "Norwegian Model"?

February 2010

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber presented a paper on oil governance at the 2010 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) held from February 17-20th in New Orleans.

Events

Energy Working Group Talk: State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration

March 25, 2010

Associate Director Mark Thurber discussed two related threads of PESD research on "State Choices in Hydrocarbon Administration."

International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs. Policy? Connecting Scholars and Practitioners

February 17, 2010

PESD Assistant Director Mark Thurber will be presenting a paper on oil governance at the International Studies Association 51st annual convention, "Theory vs.