Economic Affairs

Recent Events

Records 12 / 12

Use of Improved Biomass Stoves in Karnataka and Maharashtra States, India: Understanding Factors Affecting Widespread Adoption

February 24, 2012

Burning of biomass in traditional stoves is associated with a host of ills among an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world, even though cleaner and more efficient technologies exist that...

Energy Working Group: Supply Function Equilibrium and its Policy Implications for Wholesale Electricity Markets

November 4, 2011

PESD visiting scholar Pär Holmberg from the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm led this Energy Working Group talk.

Transmission Policies to Unlock America's Renewable Energy Resources

September 15, 2011

On behalf of PESD, Stanford co-hosts PIE, TomKat, and SIEPR, and external sponsors Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and the Kauffman Foundation, convened an all-day conference on September 15 on ...

Energy Working Group: Modeling the World Steam Coal Market: To What Extent Does China Exercise Monopsony Power?

February 16, 2011

This EWG talk will highlight PESD's first analysis using our new coal model by demonstrating how it can be used to analyze the effects of China's import behavior on world thermal coal consumption....

Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World

September 7, 2010

The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted a special conference on Climate Policy...

Guanghua Leadership Institute: City Leader Program

September 7, 2010

PESD Director Frank A. Wolak presented in the Guanghua Leadership Institute's 2010 City Leader Program.

Energy Working Group Talk: Suzi Kerr on Designing More Effective International Policy to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

June 3, 2010

Visiting Professor Suzi Kerr will be presenting a paper she wrote with Arthur van Benthem, a graduate student at Stanford's Economics department.

III Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics

January 14, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak presented "Balancing Energy Needs with Environmental Goals: The Case of California" at the III Lisbon Conference on Competition Law and Economics hosted by the Portuguese...

Using Economics to Confront Climate Change

October 30, 2009

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be among the speakers participating in SIEPR's Policy Forum - "Using Economics to Confront Climate Change." Frank will be moderating a discussion of difficult...

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.

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.

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.