Stanford Experts

Frank Wolak

Title:
Professor of Economics; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Precourt Institute for Energy, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Email:
wolak@zia.stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 723-3944

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/frank-wolak

Description

Professor Wolak’s fields of specialization are industrial organization and econometric theory. His recent work studies methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries — telecommunications, electricity, water delivery and postal delivery services — and on assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare.

He is the chairman of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator for electricity supply industry in California.