Fossil Fuels

Scholarly Publications

The downstream air pollution impacts of the transition from coal to natural gas in the United States

January 2020

The recent shift in the United States from coal to natural gas as a primary feedstock for the production of electric power has reduced the intensity of sectoral carbon dioxide emissions, but—due to...

Reference Dependence in the Demand for Gasoline

July 2019

Recent behavioral models of reference-dependent or context-dependent preferences have posited that consumers form reference points or consideration sets based on expectations.

Other Publications

The costs of fossil-free development

March 2017

Climage change is a serious global threat with impacts that are already being felt.

Why Isn't Natural Gas in India's Climate Strategy?

September 2016

News

Master's Program Alumni Continue to Shape Energy Policy in the Yucatan Peninsula

April 2022

As alumni of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Angela Ortega Pastor and Hallie Lucas continue their efforts to bring...

Collaborating Against Carbon: Stanford and Peking University Partner on Decarbonization Research

March 2022

A report on China and the United States' decarbonization and carbon neutrality proposes areas of collaboration on climate change action, global sustainable finance, and corporate climate pledges...

Old Events

China Tackles Climate Change

April 1, 2020

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Making the Resource Curse Disappear: A re-examination of Haber and Menaldo’s “Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism"

January 26, 2012

Abstract:   Haber and Menaldo (2011) claim there is little evidence that oil is harmful to democracy, and that previous studies to the contrary were corrupted by omitted variable bias.

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

Projects

Fossil Fuel Markets and Governance

 The vast majority of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels: oil, natural gas, and coal.
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Program on Oil Wealth Management in Developing States - Completed

OPEC's net oil export revenues exceeded $1 trillion in 2008, and oil exporting states (petro states) are eager to learn from experience and from their peers how to mitigate the negative...
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