Frank Wolak

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (39)

1.

A Comparison of Ex Ante versus Ex Post Vertical Market Power: Evidence from the Electricity Supply Industry

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2013
Joshua S. Gans and Frank Wolak
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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vertical integration, electricity markets, contracts, market power

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Lessons from International Experience with Electricity Market Monitoring

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3692
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Can Forward Commodity Markets Improve Spot Market Performance? Evidence from Wholesale Electricity

Number of pages: 121 Posted: 29 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2022
Akshaya Jha and Frank Wolak
Carnegie Mellon University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Wholesale Electricity Markets, Virtual Bidding, Financial Trading, Forward Commodity Markets, Transaction Costs

Electricity Markets: Designing Auctions Where Suppliers Have Uncertain Costs

USAEE Working Paper No. 16-251
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Mar 2016
Par Holmberg and Frank Wolak
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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cost uncertainty, asymmetric information, uniform-price auction, discriminatory pricing, Bertrand game, market transparency, wholesale electricity market, treasury auction, Bayesian Nash equilibria

Electricity Markets: Designing Auctions Where Suppliers Have Uncertain Costs

IFN Working Paper No. 1099
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2016
Par Holmberg and Frank Wolak
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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cost uncertainty, asymmetric information, uniform-price auction, discriminatory pricing, Bertrand game, market transparency, wholesale electricity market, treasury auction, Bayesian Nash equilibria

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Regulation and the Leverage of Local Market Power in the California Electricity Market

UC Berkeley, Competition Policy Center No. CPC00-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Feb 2004
James Bushnell and Frank Wolak
University of California - Energy Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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California electricity market, reliability must-run contract, pricing

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Managing Unilateral Market Power in Electricity

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3691
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Search with Learning in the Retail Gasoline Market

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 26 May 2021 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2022
University of Melbourne, Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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consumer search, consumer learning, dynamic discrete choice model, asymmetric price adjustment, gasoline

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Increasing the Energy Cognizance of Electricity Consumers in Mexico: Results From a Field Experiment

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2020
Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Monash University - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) and Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development
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Information Provision, Energy Demand, Energy Reform, Electricity Tariffs, Field Experiment

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Estimating the Customer-Level Demand for Electricity Under Real-Time Market Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w8213
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 29 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2001
Robert H. Patrick and Frank Wolak
Rutgers University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Diagnosing Market Power in California's Restructured Wholesale Electricity Market

NBER Working Paper No. w7868
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2022
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, University of California - Energy Institute and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Impact of Market Rules and Market Structure on the Price Determination Process in the England and Wales Electricity Market

NBER Working Paper No. w8248
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 20 Apr 2001 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2022
Frank Wolak and Robert H. Patrick
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Rutgers University
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Identification and Estimation of Cost Functions Using Observed Bid Data: An Application to Electricity Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w8191
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2022
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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(Machine) Learning from the COVID-19 Lockdown about Electricity Market Performance with a Large Share of Renewables

USAEE Working Paper No. 20-478
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Nov 2020
Christoph Graf, Federico Quaglia and Frank Wolak
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Net demand shock, Re-dispatch market power, Real-time grid operation, Machine Learning, European electricity market

Fast, "Robust", and Approximately Correct: Estimating Mixed Demand Systems

NBER Working Paper No. w25726
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 08 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Bernard Salanie and Frank Wolak
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Fast, 'Robust', and Approximately Correct: Estimating Mixed Demand Systems

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13236
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 15 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2018
Bernard Salanie and Frank Wolak
Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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demand systems, discrete choice, industrial organization

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Assessing Opportunities for Solar Lanterns to Improve Educational Outcomes in Rural Off-Grid Regions: Challenges and Lessons from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 15 Dec 2018
Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Independent and Acumen, LLC
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Energy Access; Education; Solar Lamps; Randomized Controlled Trial; Africa; Zambia

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An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Hedge Contracts on Bidding Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w8212
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Mar 2001 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2022
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Strategic Use of Antidumping Law to Enforce Tacit International Collusion

NBER Working Paper No. w3016
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2022
Robert W. Staiger and Frank Wolak
Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Benchmark Regulation of Multiproduct Firms: An Application to the Rail Industry

NBER Working Paper No. 25268
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Dec 2018
Wesley W. Wilson and Frank Wolak
University of Oregon - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Benchmark, Regulation, Railroads, Nonparametric

Benchmark Regulation of Multiproduct Firms: An Application to the Rail Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w25268
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2023
Wesley W. Wilson and Frank Wolak
University of Oregon - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Locational Marginal Network Tariffs for Intermittent Renewable Generation

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Dec 2019
Thomas Tangerås and Frank Wolak
Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Ancillary Services Costs, Efficiency, Locational Marginal Network Tariffs, Renewable Electricity Generation, System Stability

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Measuring Industry Specific Protection: Antidumping in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w4696
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 30 Dec 2000 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2022
Robert W. Staiger and Frank Wolak
Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 May 2010
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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regulatory barriers, commercialization, clean energy

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Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design

NBER Working Paper No. w20999
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 09 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 19 May 2023
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group, University of California, Davis - Departments of Economics and Agricultural Resource Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)
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High Frequency Evidence on the Demand for Gasoline

NBER Working Paper No. w22345
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2023
Laurence Levin, Matthew S. Lewis and Frank Wolak
VISA Decision Sciences, Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Effect of Domestic Antidumping Law in the Presence of Foreign Monopoly

NBER Working Paper No. w3254
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2022
Robert W. Staiger and Frank Wolak
Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Downloads 81 (535,075)
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Differences in the Uses and Effects of Antidumping Law Across Import Sources

NBER Working Paper No. w4846
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 02 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2022
Robert W. Staiger and Frank Wolak
Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Simplified Electricity Market Models with Significant Intermittent Renewable Capacity: Evidence from Italy

NBER Working Paper No. w27262
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2023
Christoph Graf, Federico Quaglia and Frank Wolak
Stanford University - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Level Versus Variability Trade-Offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California

NBER Working Paper No. w22494
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 08 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2022
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Designing Nonlinear Price Schedules for Urban Water Utilities to Balance Revenue and Conservation Goals

NBER Working Paper No. w22503
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2023
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Evidence from California on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Distribution Network Pricing

NBER Working Paper No. w25087
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2023
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Can Financial Participants Improve Price Discovery and Efficiency in Multi-Settlement Markets with Trading Costs?

NBER Working Paper No. w25851
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 May 2019 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2023
Akshaya Jha and Frank Wolak
Carnegie Mellon University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Breaking Routine for Energy Savings: An Appliance-Level Analysis of Small Business Behavior Under Dynamic Prices

NBER Working Paper No. w27263
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2023
Jiyong Eom and Frank Wolak
College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Can Incentives to Increase Electricity Use Reduce the Cost of Integrating Renewable Resources

NBER Working Paper No. w25615
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2023
University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen - Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Measuring the Impact of Own and Others’ Experience on Project Costs in the U.S. Wind Generation Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w26114
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 10 May 2023
John W. Anderson, Gordon Leslie and Frank Wolak
OhmConnect, Inc., Monash University - Department of Economics and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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What Kinds of Distributed Generation Technologies Defer Network Expansions? Evidence from France

NBER Working Paper No. w28822
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 24 May 2021 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
Nicolas Astier, Ram Rajagopal and Frank Wolak
Stanford university, Stanford University and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Long-Term Resource Adequacy in Wholesale Electricity Markets with Significant Intermittent Renewables

NBER Working Paper No. w29033
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 19 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 01 May 2022
Frank Wolak
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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An Experimental Comparison of Carbon Pricing Under Uncertainty in Electricity Markets

NBER Working Paper No. w27260
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2023
Trevor L. Davis, Mark C. Thurber and Frank Wolak
Stanford University, Stanford University - Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Credible Numbers: A Procedure for Reporting Statistical Precision in Parameter Estimates

NBER Working Paper No. w32124
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Feb 2024
Nicolas Astier and Frank Wolak
Paris School of Economics (PSE) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Show Me the Money! Incentives and Nudges to Shift Electric Vehicle Charge Timing

NBER Working Paper No. w31630
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Sep 2023
University of Calgary, University of Alberta - Department of Economics, University of Calgary and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Structural Econometric Modeling: Rationales and Examples from Industrial Organization

Posted: 02 Feb 2004
Peter C. Reiss and Frank Wolak
Stanford Graduate School of Business and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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