Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

Reform of the Chinese Electric Power Market: Economics and Institutions

January 2004

When the People's Republic was founded in 1949, the Chinese electricity industry, with only 1.85 GW installed capacity, was primitive.

Vision for Global Electrification, A

August 2002

This paper is a working draft intended to both set the stage and stimulate discussion at the upcoming EPRI workshop on Global Electrification.

Energy and Economic Development: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge

November 2002

Energy development, interpreted broadly to mean increased provision and use of energy services, is an integral part of enhanced economic development.

News

University receives $2 million to study energy markets

January 2004

Stanford University Program on Energy and Sustainable Development receives $1.95 million grant from BP

The brewing trade battle over GM crops will cost America dear, say Victor and Runge

May 2003

In an article appearing in The Financial Times, David Victor and C. Ford Runge argue that the pending WTO case over genetically modified foods will do the U.S. more harm than good.

Even though the Bush Administration backed down from its trade dispute over GM food, the effects have been palpable

February 2003

Having backed down from its trade dispute with the EU over GM food, the Bush administration will find it hard to make the threat of going to the trade organization credible again and to continue...

Events

Workshop on Natural Gas Markets in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong

March 21, 2005

This is the first meeting of the new PESD sponsored research team investigating the politics and economics of the introduction of natural gas in three major Chinese cities.

International Conference on Energy and Security

March 13, 2006

"The threats and challenges to global energy security force countries to work out their national energy strategies and pursue relevant national energy policies.

Incentive Mechanisms for Electricity Transmission Expansion

January 27, 2009

Electricity transmission pricing and transmission grid expansion have received increasing regulatory and analytical attention in recent years.