Energy

Energy

This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Recent Projects

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A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
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Understanding Muslim Minorities in Asia - The Inter-relationship of Socio-economic Status, Identity, and Politics

The objective of this seminar series is to explain the forces and factors behind the persistent decline in the social, political, and economic status of many Muslim minorities in Asia—including in...
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From Crisis to Opportunity: Japan's Post 3-11 Disaster Experience and Energy Reform

After Japan was hit with the triple disaster of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, a variety of urgent policy and economic issues came to the fore....
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Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue

Although separated by the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, historical, economic, and political ties connect Asia, Oceania, and the United States. The Walter H.
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Health Improvement under Mao and Its Implications for Contemporary Aging in China

This study aimed to better understand the dramatic health improvements in Maoist China and the age-related health disparities that it may have generated.
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Leadership in China's High Tech Companies

From an unprecedented number of start-ups to a rising class of billion-dollar giants going global, high technology companies in China have a dramatically increasing need for effective leadership....
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Introducing Power Pricing Reforms in India

This is a research study on how the transition to appropriate power pricing mechanisms in Andhra Pradesh might be managed.
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Causes of Japan's Economic Stagnation

Why has Japan's economy, once the envy of the world, fallen on such hard times, and why has recovery taken so long?
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South Asia Initiative

Launched in 1999, the South Asia Initiative seeks to promote South Asian studies across Stanford University, to conduct policy-relevant research, and to convene conferences on topics related to the...
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