Xander Slaski previously led the low-income energy services
research platform at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford
University's Freeman Spogli Insititute for International Studies. The Program, launched in
September 2001, focuses on international frameworks for climate change
mitigation, the role of state-controlled oil and gas companies in the world's
hydrocarbon markets, the emerging global market for coal, and energy services
for the world's poor.
Xander's research at PESD focused on strategies to hasten
development by finding methods to more effectively provide energy services in
developing countries. A major research focus was on micro-level development and
household energy, such as how to connect the
rural poor to electricity and improved cooking methods. His
broader research interests include the impact of political forces and
institutions on development.
Mr. Slaski holds a B. A. from Stanford University in
Economics and International Relations, and completed his honors thesis as part
of the Goldman honors program in environmental science, technology, and policy.
He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.