Publications

The Center’s research agenda emphasizes an economic and geostrategic approach to key energy policy areas. Current research programs encompass a wide variety of specific studies and topics, focused both on U.S. policy and specific regions around the world. Below is a list of research reports and working papers authored by Center staff and Fellows, ordered by most recent publication date.

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Center on Global Energy Policy

Authors Tom Moerenhout, Nikos Vezanis, and Chris Westling analyze the political economy of energy pricing reforms in the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Spring. This report investigates the conditions under which the governments of Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran--each with very different political economies--were able to implement price increases. The report explains for each country why reform was necessary, how political coalitions affected reform planning and implementation, and how social contract dynamics affected the reforms.

Report

Richard Nephew, Dr. Nicola de Blasio

In a three-part series from the Center on Global Energy Policy, three sets of authors examine the future of nuclear energy in the United States and throughout the world.

Commentary

Dr. Tim Boersma, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

Dr. Tim Boersma and Dr. Tatiana Mitrova examine the causes and consequences of transformational changes in global gas markets.

Report

David Sandalow, Travis Bradford, Peter Davidson

A new report from the Center on Global Energy Policy analyzes whether the success of the oil and gas industry in raising capital could provide insights to help the solar and wind power industries expand.

Commentary

Jason Bordoff

Director Jason Bordoff explores what the U.S. Border Tax Adjustment would mean for energy.

Commentary

Jason Bordoff

Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's visit to Mexico on Thursday, Jason Bordoff, Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Sam Walsh, former Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy, write in a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy about the implications of a trade conflict between the United States and Mexico on the regulatory environment for natural gas trade. The authors explain that NAFTA is central to the issue, outlining possible scenarios to the future of natural gas trade should the agreement dissolve altogether or be re-negotiated.

Commentary

Richard Nephew, Dr. Tim Boersma, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova

In a new commentary, researchers Richard Nephew, Dr. Tim Boersma, and Dr. Tatiana Mitrova assess and analyze the potential impact of new legislation (known as S.94) that would impose statutory sanctions against Russia with respect to its cyber activities, potential responses to its adoption by Russia and the broader market, as well as the likelihood of its passage in Congress. The commentary looks potential responses to its adoption by Russia and the broader market, as well as the likelihood of its passage in Congress.

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Antoine Halff

In a special report on Asia’s energy security amid global market change, published by the National Bureau of Asian Research, CGEP program director Antoine Halff examines the short and longer term impacts of low oil prices on Asian countries and the risks to energy security.

Commentary

Adrian Lajous

On December 5, 2016, the Mexican government auctioned eleven deep- and ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Mexico in a bidding round known as Round 1.4. Seven operators won, all credible, highly experienced oil majors and large international exploration and production companies. In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, Fellow Adrián Lajous, former CEO of Pemex, explores the efficacy of opening the Mexican upstream to private investment, looking at deepwater Round 1.4 and the limits and shortcomings of its execution.

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Dr. Tim Boersma

In a paper from the the Global CCS Institute , CGEP natural gas program director, Dr. Tim Boersma, and co-authors write the challenges related to carbon transportation and storage.

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