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Frank Wolak, MS, PhD   Download vCard
Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Senior Fellow by courtesy; Senior Fellow at FSI for International Studies and Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in Economics

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Frank A. Wolak is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. His fields of specialization are Industrial Organization and Econometric Theory. His recent work studies methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries -- telecommunications, electricity, water delivery and postal delivery services -- and on assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare. He is the Chairman of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator for electricity supply industry in California. He is a visiting scholar at University of California Energy Institute and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Professor Wolak received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Harvard University and his B.A. from Rice University.

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Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator; University of California Energy Institute; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)



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Reduce greenhouse gas by exporting coal? Yes, says Stanford economist
Western U.S. coal companies looking to expand sales to China will likely succeed, according to Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. But, due to energy market dynamics in the United States, those coal exports are likely to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
January 15, 2013 in Stanford University News

Export American natural gas? Not so fast, says Stanford economist
Stanford economics Professor Frank Wolak warns of betting against the international spread of shale gas technologies by attempting to export domestic natural gas.
December 18, 2012 in Stanford University News

Prof says future of US energy technology lies in regulation, not production
On the tail of recent research by Stanford's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) examining China's evolving coal and power sectors, ...
January 27, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Why gas costs more--and is more profitable--out West
... limiting the amount of suppliers that can compete," says Frank Wolak, a Professor of Commodity Price Studies in Stanford's Economics Department. ...
January 3, 2011 in Fortune

Next-generation power grid research funded by Stanford
Frank Wolak and Mark Thurber — who run the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies ...
November 18, 2010 in Stanford Report

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