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Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Recent Projects

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Instruments of Energy and Environmental Policy

Instruments of Energy Policy, hosted by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, brings to Stanford four notable researchers...
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Electricity Sector Reforms: Impact on Development and Environment

IIM Ahmedabad-Stanford Joint Study on "Electricity Sector Reforms: Impact on Development and Environment" is a project sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)...
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General Environmental Issues

Occasionally PESD publishes work on environmental issues not directly related to any of our research platforms. You can read these publications here.
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Climate Change Policy

Many of the most significant efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions employ market mechanisms.  Notably, under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), major emitters in Europe are...
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Low Income Energy Services

An important complement to PESD's research on climate change policy and established fuel and power markets is our ongoing study of how to supply more and higher-quality energy services to the...
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People

Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Ivan Korolev PhD Candidate
Gordon Leslie PhD Candidate
Peng Wuyuan Affiliated Faculty
Akshaya Jha Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Sriniketh Nagavarapu Visiting Scholar
Kathy Lung Operations Manager