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Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Ishii, Liu, Minowa and Wang

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Solar Lighting and Phone Charging in East Africa: Understanding Adoption, Business Models and Development Outcomes

November 15, 2013

East Africa is one of the epicenters of a vibrant, highly competitive, and quickly-growing industry that sells (on a commercial and for-profit basis) low-power solar energy products to consumers...

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Advanced Energy Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Developing Countries

June 4, 2012

Dramatic improvements and cost reductions in renewable energy technologies have occurred over the past decade and even greater improvements are expected in the years to come.

Energy Working Group: Shale Gas in China: Hype and Reality

May 9, 2012

In recent years, natural gas prices in the United States have gone from historic highs of over $12 per mmBtu in the summer of 2008, to under $2.50/mmBtu in 2012.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 27, 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

The Commitment to Public Services in India

February 23, 2012

Abstract: There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

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.

Between Clientelism and Reform: Why Electricity Undermines the Lebanese State

October 26, 2011

This Arab Reform and Democracy research seminar will examine Lebanon’s failure to reform the electricity sector against the background of elaborate networks of client-patron relations, failing...

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

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 ...

Speaker Information Page of "Innovation Beyond Boundaries: Partnerships for Advancing Smart, Green Living"

June 29, 2011

SPEAKER CHECKLIST   for conference website and printed materials   Please email all information to yanmei@stanford.edu    Item Required Date Due Short biography in paragraph format with your name,...

Research Presentations (4 of 4) - Kondo, Murata and Yamamoto

May 24, 2011

Takeshi Kondo, "Augmented Reality Application Outside of the Entertainment World" Augmented Reality (AR), created in the 1960s, has recently attracted attention due to the progress of Information...

Research Presentations (3 of 4) - Aosaki, Palande and Takeuchi

May 18, 2011

Minoru Aosaki, "International Banking Regulation after the Financial Crisis: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges in the US, Japan, and the EU" To address lessons of the financial crisis, the...

U.S. - Japan Dialogue to Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

February 23, 2011

Using research from the SPRIE-Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship (SPRIE-STAJE), representatives from the U.S.

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....

Energy Market Company's Singapore Electricity Roundtable

October 28, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be delivering the keynote address at the 6th Singapore Electricity Roundtable 2010.

Mobile Development Meets Design Thinking

September 23, 2010

A class was given in the dSchool last spring.

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...

The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

June 9, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak will be delivering the keynote address at Agrion Business Network for Energy's panel discussion - The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid

Research Presentations by Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows (session 1)

May 21, 2010

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented: Hironori Iwane, "Smart Grid Strategies Concerning Renewable...

CalCEF Angel Network: Investing in Electricity, The Ultimate Commodity?

April 15, 2010

PESD Director and the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies Frank Wolak will be attending the CalCEF Angel Network meeting on "Investing in Electricity, The Ultimate Commodity?" as...

15th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy

March 18, 2010

UC Berkeley's the Energy Institute at Haas holds an annual research conference on energy research and policy.

Reducing Nuclear Proliferation Risk Through Multinational Cooperation: North-East Asia and the Mongolian Nuclear Initiative

January 28, 2010

Undraa Agvaanluvsan is a native of Mongolia. She is currently a visiting professor at CISAC.


frank wolak Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Rebecca Slayton Rebecca Slayton Affiliate
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD
federico quaglia headshot Federico Quaglia Visiting Scholar at PESD