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May 12th, 2008

BusinessWeek cites Pemex study, quotes Victor

in 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.

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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 17th, 2008

PESD releases case study of Pemex, Mexico's national oil company

PESD has just released an 87-page case study of PetrĂ³leos 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. +PDF+
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June 21st, 2007

BP Foundation awards $7.5 million to Stanford for research on energy markets

The BP Foundation has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to Stanford University's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development to support research on modern energy markets. The foundation is funded by BP, one of the world's largest energy companies. Read more »



March 5th, 2007

Cambridge University Press prints "Political Economy of Power Sector Reform"

The collaborative book by experts in the political economy of energy, edited to include a provocative introduction and conclusion by David Victor and Tom Heller, looks in depth at five cases of reform in developing countries. The book is available for purchase in hardcover. Read more »



December 4th, 2006

NYU Journal of International Law & Politics publishes PESD study results

Erik Woodhouse publishes the final report from PESD's multi-year study on privately owned power plants in emerging markets. The study, appearing in the next issue of the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, explains the wide variation in experiences as foreign investors have built and operated overseas power plants. +PDF+
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November 1st, 2006

PESD researcher Erik Woodhouse presents at MIGA/Georgetown symposium on international political risk management

On November 3rd, Erik Woodhouse presented key findings from PESD's study on independent power producers around the globe and discuss the study's implications for future investment at a symposium sponsored by the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Read more »




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