PESD releases case study of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
In a region popularly associated with monolithic states controlling secretive but effective national oil companies, Kuwait presents a surprising picture of bitterly divided government and a chaotic and fragmented oil sector. PESD affiliate Paul Stevens dissects the historical legacies and tangled webs of interaction with government that explain the current performance and erratic strategy of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Rural Brazil
PESD researcher, Hisham Zerriffi, examines the success and failure in the use of small scale technologies for rural electrification.
BusinessWeek cites Pemex study, quotes Victorin the news: BusinessWeek on April 28, 2008
Recent PESD working paper on Pemex, Mexico's national oil company, is cited in BusinessWeek. PESD Director David Victor is also quoted.
PESD has just released an 87-page case study of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil company. In "The Void of Governance: An Assessment of Pemex's Performance and Strategy," researcher Ognen Stojanovski examines how the state-owned company functions and details some of the profound challenges faced by reformers.
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CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford News
Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security. It's not our oil dependence that's the problem, say these scholars - it's our vulnerability to oil producers who use revenues for political purposes that work against our own. Read more »
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 »
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 Victorin 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 »