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September 10th, 2010

PESD releases study of Nigeria's national oil company NNPC

Announcement

Nigeria's national oil company NNPC is at the center of a profoundly dysfunctional oil sector in a country that some argue embodies the "resource curse." In a new study, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber and PESD affiliated researchers Ify Emelife and Patrick Heller find that NNPC's persistent underperformance stems from its role as the linchpin of a sophisticated and durable system of patronage. Read more »



September 9th, 2010

Wolak presented at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program

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PESD Director Frank Wolak was invited to present at the Guanghua Leadership Institute's City Leader Program held at Stanford. Read more »



July 9th, 2010

Bloomberg News quotes Richard Morse on China's impact on global coal prices

in the news: Bloomberg: Business Week on July 5, 2010

PESD researcher Richard Morse shares his view on China's impact on global coal prices in Bloomberg's Business Week article "Coal Discount Narrows in China, May Cut Imports: Energy Markets.




June 22nd, 2010

Research by PESD researchers Richard Morse and Gang He cited in Bloomberg News

in the news: Bloomberg News on June 21, 2010

As China's coal imports soar, Bloomberg News cites recent research by PESD's Richard Morse and Gang He to explain the dramatic new trend.



Join us at our "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" conference

On September 7, 2010, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with the Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted an all-day conference on "Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World" in the Bechtel Conference Center. This conference featured presentations by leading researchers on the political, economic, and regulatory challenges associated with major climate policy instruments. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available +PDF+ 6 presentations, conference agenda available
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June 17th, 2010

PESD Working Paper #90 featured in China Dialogue's two-part article series

in the news: China Dialogue on June 11, 2010

China Dialogue summarized PESD Working Paper #90 - Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy by PESD Researchers Gang He and Richard Morse in their two-part article series titled "Lessons from Controversy"




June 9th, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak delivers keynote at Agrion Business Network for Energy Event

PESD Director Frank Wolak delivered his presentation on "Symmetric Treatment of Load and Generation: A Necessary Condition for Demand Response to Benefit Wholesale Market Efficiency and Manage Intermittency" in his keynote for Agrion's "The Missing Link: Constructing a Dynamic Pricing Plan for a Smarter Grid" event on June 9, 2010.





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