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Global Markets and Governance

Faculty & Researchers

Mark Thurber (Focus Area Leader)

Social Sci Res Scholar, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development

Larry Goulder

Professor, Economics

Hill Huntington

Executive Director, Energy Modeling Forum

Dan Reicher

Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

John Weyant

Professor, Research, Management Science and Engineering

Christine Jojarth

Energy Policy Expert, International Policy Studies

Find Courses

2017-18 Courses

(2019-20 Courses will be available in August)

International Environmental Policy
MS&E 92Q (Win)
Systems Modeling for Climate Policy Analysis
MS&E 294 (Win)
The Energy Seminar
CEE 301, ENERGY 301, MS&E 494 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Independent Studies (8)

Econometrics Workshop
ECON 370 (Aut, Win, Spr)
Energy Markets and Policy
GSBGEN 336 (Win)
Energy, the Environment, and the Economy
ECON 17N (Win)
Industrial Organization Workshop
ECON 355 (Aut)
Natural Resource and Energy Economics
ECON 251 (Win)

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January 21, 2020 (All day)
January 22, 2020 (All day)

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Project Topics

PESD is an international, interdisciplinary program that draws on the fields of economics, political science, law, and management to investigate how real energy markets work. This means understanding not only what is technologically possible and economically efficient but also how actual political and regulatory processes lead to outcomes that are more costly and less effective than they could be.

SEEPAC was established in 2011 to develop practical and economically viable solutions to the pressing energy and environmental problems facing 21st Century societies. SEEPAC undertakes and disseminates research that can help decision-makers shape environmental and energy policy. Beyond discovering innovative solutions to problems, SEEPAC aims to influence policy decisions through close interaction with state, federal and global decision makers.

The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance explores and advances public policies and financial mechanisms leading to an energy future that protects the environment in an economically sensible way. Specifically, the center aims to: Design and execute a suite of research projects demonstrating how to enable an environmentally and economically secure energy future; Advance knowledge and discourse by publishing the results of this research in high-impact articles in both academic and popular media; Expand and support the unique intellectual and entrepreneurial talents of Stanford faculty and students committed to energy policy and finance; Provide critical expertise to policymakers, financiers, investors and consumers on energy policy and finance proposals.

Related Publications

Modeling for Decision Making Under Uncertainty in Energy and U.S. Foreign Policy 0 Lauren C. Culver 03/2018; : PDF icon A Dissertation submitted to the Dept.of Management Science and Engineering & the Committee on Graduate Studies of Stanford Univ.
General Equilibrium Impacts of a Federal Clean Energy Standard American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Lawrence H. Goulder, Marc A. C. Hafstead, and Roberton C. Williams, III 05/2016; 8: 186-218 PDF icon Goulder-Hafstead__Impacts)of_a_Fedl_Clean_Energy_Standard_AEJ Policy_May_2016.pdf
Macroeconomic Analysis of Federal Carbon Taxes Resources for the Future -Policy Brief Marc Hafstead, Lawrence H. Goulder, Raymond J. Kopp, and Roberton C. Williams Ill 06/2016; : PDF icon Macroeconomic_Analysis_of_Federal_Carbon_Taxes.pdf
Reducing Energy Poverty with Natural Gas: Symposium Action Paper The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative Usua U. Amanam and Tisha Schuller 08/2017; : 33 PDF icon Reducing Energy Poverty with Natural Gas: Symposium Action Paper
Natural Gas in East Africa: Domestic and Regional Use The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative Usua U. Amanam 04/2017; : 21 PDF icon Energy Poverty - White Paper IV