Institutions and Organizations

Recent Scholarly Publications

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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.

Political Economy of Electric Power Market Restructuring: Introduction to Issues and Expectations, A

February 2003

Over the last three decades a wave of reform has spread nearly every aspect of modern economic activity.

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.

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.

Regime Complex for Plant Genetic Resources, The

May 2003

The study of regimes has focused on the negotiation of rules that, in practice, have been codified into single agreements.

A Herd Mentality in the Design of International Environmental Agreements?

February 2005

When addressing an externality such as air pollution, regulators can control policy inputs (e.g., pollution taxes and technology standards) or outputs (e.g., emission caps).

Mexican Electricity Sector: Economic, Legal and Political Issues, The

November 2003

This chapter aims to explain the motivations and strategies for reform in the Mexican electricity sector.

Experience with Independent Power Projects (IPPs) in Developing Countries: Introduction and Case Study Methods, The

April 2004

Starting in the late 1980s many nations began to reform their electric power markets away from state-dominated systems to those with a greater role for market forces.

Climate Change: Debating America's Policy Options

December 2004

Climate change is one of the most complex issues facing policy-makers today.

IPP Investment in Turkey's Electric Power Industry

November 2004

This paper is part of a larger study on the historical experience of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in countries undergoing transition in their institutions of governance.

Politics, Markets, and the Shift to Gas: Insights from Seven Historical Case Studies

February 2005

Most energy forecasts envision a shift to gas in the world energy system over the coming decades.

Development and Climate: Engaging Developing Countries

December 2003

This chapter, by PESD fellow Thomas Heller and PESD affiliate P.R. Shukla, was published by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in 2003 as part of their "Beyond Kyoto" series.

Optimal intensity targets for emissions trading under uncertainty

June 2005

Uncertainty can hamper the stringency of commitments under cap and trade schemes.

IPP Experience in the Brazilian Electricity Market, The

October 2005

The Brazilian energy sector reform followed a textbook model from early 1990s Latin America - specifically Chile and Argentina - premised on introducing competition to the wholesale power market...

A Madisonian Approach to Climate Policy

September 2005

Climate change is a global phenomenon, but the institutions needed to implement effective policy reside mainly with national governments.

Fragmented Carbon Markets and Reluctant Nations

September 2007

Stanford Law School Professor and director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, David Victor, authors the book chapter "Fragmented carbon markets and reluctant nations:...

Measuring the Clean Development Mechanism's Performance and Potential (WP #56)

July 2006

Global warming is one of the most difficult and important challenges facing the international community. To date, the most substantial effort to address this problem is the Kyoto Protocol.

India Nuclear Deal, the: Implications for Global Climate Change

July 2006

The debate over the India nuclear deal has been too one-dimensional.

The Obsolescing Bargain Redux: Foreign Investment in the Electric Power Sector in Developing Countries

December 2006

As part of PESD's ongoing research on power sector reform, the program has focused on the special role of independent power projects (IPPs).

Institutions and Gas Market Security

December 2007

The developing LNG trade does not have symmetric participants.

A Realistic Policy on International Carbon Offsets

April 2008

As the United States designs its strategy for regulating emissions of greenhouse gases, two central issues have emerged.

From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Rural Brazil

December 2008

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

October 2006

National Security Consequences of U.S.

Measuring the Clean Development Mechanism's Performance and Potential

August 2008

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is the first global attempt to address a global environmental public goods problem with a market-based mechanism.