Frank A. Wolak

Department of Economics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6072
Tel: 650/723-3944
Fax: 650/725-5702

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NBER Program Affiliations: EEE , HC , IO
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Stanford University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2020An Experimental Comparison of Carbon Pricing Under Uncertainty in Electricity Markets
with Trevor L. Davis, Mark C. Thurber: w27260
Simplified Electricity Market Models with Significant Intermittent Renewable Capacity: Evidence from Italy
with Christoph Graf, Federico Quaglia: w27262
Breaking Routine for Energy Savings: An Appliance-level Analysis of Small Business Behavior under Dynamic Prices
with Jiyong Eom: w27263
July 2019Measuring the Impact of Own and Others’ Experience on Project Costs in the U.S. Wind Generation Industry
with John W. Anderson, Gordon W. Leslie: w26114
May 2019Can Financial Participants Improve Price Discovery and Efficiency in Multi-Settlement Markets with Trading Costs?
with Akshaya Jha: w25851
April 2019Fast, "Robust", and Approximately Correct: Estimating Mixed Demand Systems
with Bernard Salanié: w25726
February 2019Can Incentives to Increase Electricity Use Reduce the Cost of Integrating Renewable Resources
with Laura Mørch Andersen, Lars Gårn Hansen, Carsten Lynge Jensen: w25615
November 2018Benchmark Regulation of Multiproduct Firms: An Application to the Rail Industry
with Wesley W. Wilson: w25268
September 2018The Evidence from California on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Distribution Network Pricing
August 2016Designing Nonlinear Price Schedules for Urban Water Utilities to Balance Revenue and Conservation Goals
Level versus Variability Trade-offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California

Published: Frank A. Wolak, 2016. "Level versus Variability Trade-offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California," The Energy Journal, vol 37(01).

June 2016High Frequency Evidence on the Demand for Gasoline
with Laurence Levin, Matthew S. Lewis: w22345

Published: Laurence Levin & Matthew S. Lewis & Frank A. Wolak, 2017. "High Frequency Evidence on the Demand for Gasoline," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol 9(3), pages 314-347. citation courtesy of

March 2015Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design
with Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell, Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins: w20999

Published: Severin Borenstein & James Bushnell & Frank A. Wolak & Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, 2019. "Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design," American Economic Review, vol 109(11), pages 3953-3977.

June 2014Regulating Competition in Wholesale Electricity Supply
in Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?, Nancy L. Rose, editor
April 2001An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Hedge Contracts on Bidding Behavior
Estimating the Customer-Level Demand for Electricity Under Real-Time Market Prices
with Robert H. Patrick: w8213
The Impact of Market Rules and Market Structure on the Price Determination Process in the England and Wales Electricity Market
with Robert H. Patrick: w8248
March 2001Identification and Estimation of Cost Functions Using Observed Bid Data: An Application to Electricity Markets
September 2000Diagnosing Market Power in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market
with Severin Borenstein, James Bushnell: w7868

Published: Borenstein, Severin, James B. Bushnell and Frank A. Wolak. "Measuring Market Inefficiencies In California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market," American Economic Review, 2002, v92(5,Dec), 1376-1405.

January 2000Market Design and Price Behavior in Restructured Electricity Markets: An International Comparison
in Deregulation and Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region, Takatoshi Ito and Anne O. Krueger, editors
January 1996Differences in the Uses and Effects of Antidumping Law across Import Sources
with Robert W. Staiger
in The Political Economy of American Trade Policy, Anne O. Krueger, editor
The Effect of Import Source on the Determinants and Impacts of Antidumping Suit Activity
with Robert W. Staiger
in The Political Economy of Trade Protection, Anne O. Krueger, editor
September 1994Differences in the Uses and Effects of Antidumping Law Across Import Sources
with Robert W. Staiger: w4846

Published: The Political Economy of American Trade Policy, Anne O. Krueger, ed.,pp. 385-415, (University of Chicago Press, 1996).

April 1994Measuring Industry Specific Protection: Antidumping in the United States
with Robert W. Staiger: w4696

Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics, Vol. 1, 1994. citation courtesy of

February 1990The Effect of Domestic Antidumping Law in the Presence of Foreign Monopoly
with Robert W. Staiger: w3254

Published: Journal of International Economics, May 1992 citation courtesy of

June 1989Strategic Use of Antidumping Law to Enforce Tacit International Collusion
with Robert W. Staiger: w3016
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