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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 »



July 21st, 2010

PESD releases Dr. Bart Lucarelli's cutting edge analysis of one of the world's fastest growing and most important coal markets

Announcement

In PESD's Working Paper #93 - The History and Future of Indonesia's Coal Industry: Impact of Politics and Regulatory Framework on Industry Structure and Performance, Dr. Lucarelli tells the story of how Indonesia created this world-scale industry over two decades despite challenges created by widespread government corruption, a weak legal system, the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, and the fall of the Soeharto government in 1998. Read more »



April 16th, 2009

Research by the barrel, PESD's interdisciplinary NOC study featured in Stanford Report

in the news: Interaction Quarterly, Stanford Report on April 15, 2009

PESD's innovative and interdisciplinary approach to its National Oil Companies (NOC) Study is featured in the recent issue of Interaction, which explores the future of oil and those studying the complex topic across the university. Read more »



April 18th, 2008

Newsweek: Victor looks at problems with Mexico's national oil company, effect on oil markets

Op-ed: Newsweek on April 17, 2008

What to do about Mexico's oil company, Pemex, may seem like a parochial issue of interest only to Mexicans and a few oil industry executives. But the matter should be of concern to anybody who is wondering when oil will come down off its near-record highs. Read more »



April 6th, 2006

PESD Director Victor quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education Kyoto critique

in the news: The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 31, 2006

An international climate regime should evolve slowly, in piecemeal fashion, just as the Global Agreement on Tariffs and Trade did, argues Dr. Victor. "I have come to be even more aware of the fragmented, bottom-up nature of these kinds of systems," he says. Read more »



April 4th, 2006

A looser patchwork of international agreements that puts more emphasis on research and development is what is needed to address the escalating problem of climate change, says David Victor

in the news: The Chronicle of Education on March 31, 2006

Senior fellows David Victor and Stephen Schneider provide comment on the impacts of the Kyoto protocol on climate change. Read more »



January 4th, 2006

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on January 4, 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two decades, the victim of woolly thinking and interest-group politics. The concept can be relevant again, but only if its original purpose -- helping the poor live healthier lives on their own terms -- is restored. Read more »




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