Papers

Industrialized Country Research

  1. Expecting the Unexpected:  Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design (January 2014)
  2. Capacity Payments in a Cost-Based Wholesale Electricity Market:  The Case of Chile (July 2013)
  3. Carbon in the Classroom: Lessons from a Simulation of California’s Electricity Market Under a Stringent Cap and Trade System (June 2013)
  4. Testing for Market Efficiency with Transactions Costs:  An Application to Convergence Bidding in Wholesale Electricity Markets (April 2013, Revised March 2014)
  5. Report of the Market Simulation Group on Competitive Supply/Demand Balance in the California Allowance Market and the Potential for Market Manipulation (March 2013, Revised April 2014)
  6. Using Information to Improve the Effectiveness of Nonlinear Pricing:  Evidence from a Field Experiment (March 2013)
  7. Economic and Political Constraints on the Demand-Side of the Electricity Industry Re-structuring Processes (January 2013)
  8. A Comparison of Government Regulation of Risk in the Financial Services and Nuclear Power Industires (October 2012)
  9. Measuring the Competitiveness Benefits of a Transmission Investment Policy: The Case of the Alberta Electricity Market (March 2012)
  10. High Frequency Evidence on the Demand for Gasoline (February 2012)
  11. Measuring the Benefits of Greater Spatial Granularity in Short-Term Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets (May 2011)
  12. Do Residential Customers Respond to Hourly Prices?   Evidence from a Dynamic Pricing Experiment (May 2011)
  13. Optimal Charging Arrangements for Energy Transmission:  Final Report to the United Kingdom Office of Gas and Electricity Regulation (Ofgem) (May 2011)
  14. Using Restructured Electricity Supply Industries to Understand Oligopoly Industry Outcomes (Sept 2010)
  15. Using Market Simulations for Economic Assessment of Transmission Upgrades: Applications of the California ISO Approach  (March 2010)
  16. Upstream vs. downstream CO2 trading: A comparison for the electricity context (2010)
  17.  Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services (2010)
  18. An Experimental Comparison of Critical Peak and Hourly Pricing: The PowerCentsDC Program (2010)
  19. When It Comes to Demand Response, Is FERC Its Own Worst Enemy? (October 2009)
  20. Managing the Demand-Side Economic and Political Constraints of Electricity Industry Re-structuring Processes (June 2009)
  21. How Do Firms Exercise Unilateral Market Power? Evidence from a Bid-Based Wholesale Electricity Market (March 2009)
  22. Using Environmental Emissions Permit Prices to Raise Electricity Prices: Evidence from the California Electricity Market (August 2008)
  23. Changes in the Household-Level Demand for Postal Delivery Services from 1986 to 2004 (July 2008)
  24. Public Utility Pricing and Finance (May 2008, prepared for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics second ed.)
  25. A Comparison of Ex Ante versus Ex Post Vertical Market Power: Evidence from the Electricity Supply Industry (July 2007)
  26. Regulating Competition in Wholesale Electricity Supply  (2007, Revised 2013) 
  27. Structural Econometric Modeling: Rationales and Examples From Industrial Organization (2007)
  28. Residential Customer Response to Real-Time Pricing: The Anaheim Critical-Peak Pricing Experiment (May 2006)
  29. Merger Analysis in Restructured Electricity Supply Industries: The Proposed PSEG and Exelon Merger (2006)
  30. Unilateral Market Power in Wholesale Electricity Markets (Feb. 2006) 
  31. Quantifying the Supply-Side Benefits from Forward Contracting In Wholesale Electricity Markets (May 2005)
  32. Lessons from International Experience with Electricity Market Monitoring (2005)
  33. Managing Unilateral Market Power in Electricity (2004)
  34. Diagnosing the California Electricity Crisis (August 2003)
  35. Local Market Power in the PJM Market (Report filed with United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in July 2003 Delmarva Congestion Proceeding)
  36.  Measuring Unilateral Market Power in Wholesale Electricity Markets: The California Market 1998 to 2000 (May 2003)
  37. Identification and Estimation of Cost Functions Using Observed Bid Data: An Application to Electricity Markets (Jan 2002)
  38. Regulating Wholesale Markets in the Aftermath of the California Crisis (2003)
  39. Measuring Market Inefficiencies in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market (Dec. 2002)
  40. "Competition-Enhancing Local Market Power Mitigation in Wholesale Electricity Markets" Affidavit of Frank A. Wolak on behalf of the Electricity Consumer Resource Council, The Transmission Dependent Utility Systems, Buckeye Power, Inc., Great River Energy, Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Ine., and East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Nov 2002)
  41. Designing a Competitive Wholesale Electricity Market that Benefits Consumers (Oct. 2001)
  42. A Comprehensive Market Power Mitigation Plan for the California Electricity Market (Apr. 2001)
  43. Comments on “Staff Recommendation on Prospective Market Monitoring and Mitigation for the California Wholesale Electricity Market” (March 2001)
  44. Proposed Market Monitoring and Mitigation Plan for California Electricity Market (Feb. 2001)
  45. Analysis of “Order Proposing Remedies for California Wholesale Electric Markets (Issued November 1, 2000)” (Dec. 2000)
  46. Diagnosing Market Power in California’s Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market (Aug. 2000)
  47. An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Hedge Contracts on Bidding Behavior in a Competitive Electricity Market (2000)
  48. Regulation and the Leverage of Local Market Power in the California Electricity Market (July 1999)
  49. Market Design and Price Behavior in Restructured Electricity Markets: An International Comparison (1999)
  50. Price-Cap Regulation and Its Use in Newly Privatized Industries (August 1998)
  51. Estimating the Customer-Level Demand for Electricity Under Real-Time Market Prices (August 1997)
  52. The Impact of Market Rules and Market Structure on the Price Determination Process in the England and Wales Electricity Market (Feb 1997, with R.H. Patrick)
  53. Competition and RBOC Revenues and Infrastructure Investment: The Case of Arkansas, California, Texas, New York, and Illinois (Dec 1996)
  54. Electronic Substitution in the Household-Level Demand for Postal Delivery Services (Dec 1996)
  55. Can Universal Service Survive in a Competitive Telecommunications Environment? Evidence from the United States Consumer Expenditure Survey (March 1996)
  56. The Welfare Impacts of Competitive Telecommunications Supply: A Household-Level Analysis (1996)
  57. An Econometic Analysis of the Asymmetric Information, Regulator-Utility Interaction (1994)
  58. A Model of Homogenous Input Demand Under Price Uncertainty (1992)
  59. Why Do Firms Simultaneously Purchase in the Spot and Contract Markets?   Evidence from the United States Steam Coal Market (1992)
  60. Meauring Relative Market Power in the Western U.S. Coal Market Using Shapley Values (1988)
  61. Strategy and Market Structure in Western Coal Taxation (1985)
  62. Competitive in Interregional Taxation:  The Case of Western Coal (1983)

Developing Country Research

  1. An Ancillary Services Payment Mechanism for the Chilean Electricity Supply Industry (July 2011)
  2. Does China Underprice Its Oil Consumption? (2009) 2009)20200
  3. Report on Market Performance and Market Monitoring in the Colombian Electricity Supply Industry (2009)
  4. Managing the Demand-Side Economic and Political Constraints on Electricity Re-structuring Processes (2009)
  5. Reforming the Indian Electricity Supply Industry (2008)
  6. Options for Short-Term Price Determination in the Brazilian Wholesale Electricity Market: Report Prepared for Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica (CCEE) (2008)
  7. Report on “Proposal for Determining and Assigning the Reliability Charge for the Wholesale Energy Market” and “Electronic System of Standardized Long-Term Contracts (SEC)” (2005)
  8. Report on Monitoring Competition in the Central American Electricity Market (2005)
  9. Designing Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets for Latin American Countries (2003)
  10. Power Sector Reform in Brazil (Jan 2003) 
  11. Report on Electricity Industry Restructuring in Romania (April 2000) 

Econometric Theory

  1. A Procedure for Estimating the Unconditional HIV Infection Distribution and its Variability (1994)
  2. The Local Nature of Hypothesis Tests Involving Nonlinear Inequality Contraints (July 1991)
  3. Local and Global Testing of Linear and Nonlinear Inequality Constraints in Nonlinear Econometric Models (1989)
  4. Testing Inequality Contraints in Linear Econometic Models (July 1988)
  5. Duality in Testing Mulivariate Hypotheses (1988)
  6. An Exact Test for Multiple Equality and Inequality Constraints in the Linear Regression Model (Sept. 1987)

Policy Briefs and Op-Eds

  1. US and China Cooperation on Climate Policy Design (Boao Review, July 2014)
  2. A Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax for Stanford (Not Divestiting Coal) (Los Angeles Times, May 2014)
  3. An Effective Regulator is Needed for New Zealand Electricity Industry (New Zealand Herald, April 2014)
  4. California Climate Policy:  Showing the Way for the World (San Jose Mercury New, December 2013)
  5. The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Integrating International Coal and Natural Gas Markets (Boao Review, October 2013).
  6. Be Part of the Solution (EnergyBiz, March 2013)
  7. Careful What You Wish For:  The Shale Gas Revolution and Natural Gas Exports (SIEPR Policy Brief, November 2012)
  8. Cap and Trade Should Look to Broader Goals (Sacramento Bee, Nov. 2012) (with Elizabeth Bailey)
  9. The Cost of Climate Policy Uncertainty (The Guardian, Feb. 2011)
  10. China's Green Gift to the World (The Guardian, Dec. 2010)
  11. Don't Blame Energy Speculators for Rising Cost of Crude Oil (San Jose Mercury News, August 4, 2008)
  12. Low Carbon Fuel Standards: Do They Really Work? (SIEPR Policy Brief, May 2008)
  13. An Ethanol Policy that Benefits All Americans (SIEPR Policy Brief, June 2007)
  14. Lower Oil Price Volatility for a Smooth Transition to a Green Energy Future (SIEPR Policy Brief, June 2006)
  15. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is Essential to California's Energy Future (Dec. 2004)
  16. Why California Gasoline Prices Are So High? (Economics Department Newsletter, April 2004)
  17. The Benefits of an Electron Superhighway (SIEPR Policy Brief, Nov. 2003)
  18. Upgrading Power Grid Could Lead to Lower Prices (San Jose Mercury News, August 28, 2003)
  19. FERC's duty is clear: Order energy refunds for California (San Jose Mercury News, March 28, 2003)
  20. Is Price Gouging Really the Problem? (San Diego Union Tribune, July 27, 2001)
  21. $9 Billion Rebate Should Be Just the Beginning (North County Times, July 11, 2001)
  22. FERC Fixes Have Fallen Short (San Jose Mercury News, June 20, 2001)
  23. Want 10,000 megawatts? Use Variable Power Pricing (San Jose Mercury News, May 4, 2001)
  24. Will FERC See the Light on the Law? (Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2001)