Affiliates: Program On Energy and Sustainable Development

PESD is privileged to work with the following centers, organizations, and institutions, both at Stanford University and worldwide.

| Stanford University | Austria | Brazil | Canada | China | Germany | India | Mexico | South Africa | Thailand | United Kingdom | United States | Venezuela

Stanford University

Stanford Law School
Through Professors Tom Heller and David Victor, PESD has links to advanced student research at Stanford Law related to regulatory reform, foreign investment in power projects, environmental regulation, and reform of power markets in developing countries.

Stanford Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 20)
The EMF 20 involved modelers at leading academic and consulting organizations, and experts from the Energy Information Administration and the industry in a comprehensive examination of future natural gas prices and volatility, infrastructure requirements, reserve estimates, and roles for LNG, among other factors.


The Institute for Applied Systems Analysis | Laxenburg
Research Focus: Biomass and cookstoves project
(lead contact: Shonali Pachauri)


Instituto de Economica, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IS/UFR) | Rio de Janeiro
Research Focus: Investigating reform of the electric power system in Brazil.
(lead contact: Adilson de Oliveira)


Liu Institute for Global Studies, Univeristy of British Columbia| Victoria, BC
Research Focus: Hisham Zerriffi is a PESD research partner in our ongoing research on biomass markets and cookstove programs.
(lead contact:Hisham Zerriffi)


Guangdong Technoeconomic Research and Development Center (GTRDC) | Guangdong
Research Focus: Energy and economic development analysis for the provincial government.
(lead contact: Leming Zeng )

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) | Beijing
Research Focus: The role of energy consumption in economic development in rural China.
(lead contact: Jiahua Pan)

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University | Shanghai
Research Focus: Thermal energy analysis, coal fired power plants.
(lead contacts: Prof. Yu Yuefeng,  Prof. Yonghua Luo)

Institute of Nuclear & New Energy Technology, Tsinghua Univeristy | Tsinghua
Research Focus: Energy and environmental research, global warming.
(lead contact: Prof. Wenying Chen)


DIW Berlin | Berlin

Research Focus: Analysis and modeling of global energy markets, including natural gas and coal.
(lead contacts: Christian von Hirschhausen, Franziska Holz, Clemens Haftendorn)


India Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM-A) | Gujarat
Research Focus: The impact of potential market reforms on fuel efficiency and emissions from the electric power system in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Funded in part by USAID.
(lead contact: P.R. Shukla, Ph.D.)

Integrated Research for Action and Development | New Dehli
Research Focus: Updating a general equilibrium model of the Indian economy to include explicit treatment of commercial energy inputs in the agricultutral sector, allowing for an analysis of the impact of energy and agricltural policies on the prices of agricultural products.
(lead contact: Jyoti and Kirit Parikh)


Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) | Mexico
Research Focus: Reform of the electric power industry in Mexico
(lead contact: Víctor Carreón, Ph.D.)

South Africa

Energy Research Center, University of Cape Town (ERC-UCT) | Cape Town
Research Focus: Energy consumption at low income levels in rural areas—electricity, kerosene, and LPG.
(lead contact: Alison Hughes and Bruno Merven)

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (GSB-UCT) | Cape Town
Research Focus: The political economy of electric power market reform in South Africa, political economy of South Africa's coal market.
(lead contact: Anton Eberhard, Ph.D.)


LP Power | Bangkok
Research Focus: Historical Development and Future Growth Prospects for the Indonesian and Australian Coal Industries.
(lead contact: Bart Lucarelli)

United Kingdom

Royal Holloway, University of London | London
Research Focus: China's coal and energy sectors, natural resources and environment, National Oil Comapnies (NOCs), industrial policy, and corporate strategy.
(lead contact: Dr. Huaichuan Rui)

United States

Electricity Industry Center, Carnegie Mellon University (CEIC) | Pittsburgh, PA

  1. Research Focus: Role of digital technology in the Indian power grid.
    (lead contact: Rahul Tongia)
  2. Research Focus: Reform issues in the Indian power system, in particular in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Orissa.
    (lead contact: Rahul Tongia)

Resources for the Future (RFF) | Washington, DC
Research Focus: Provided background research and analysis for the joint PESD-TERI workshop on the energy transition, held in New Delhi, November 2002.
(lead contact: Michael Toman, Ph.D. [Now at the Inter-American Development Bank])

Revenue Watch Institute | New York, NY
Research Focus: Oil Sector Governance
(lead contact: Patrick Heller)


International Center on Energy and the Environment at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) | Caracas
Research Focus: Political economy of oil and gas in Latin America, electricity regulation, sustainable development initiatives by energy companies.
(lead contact: Francisco Monaldi, PhD)

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