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Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies

Frank Wolak

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in Economics
Department of Economics

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Woods Institute for the Environment

Frank A. Wolak is the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in the department of economics at Stanford University. His fields of specialization are industrial organization and econometric theory. His recent work studies methods for introducing competition into infrastructure industries and on assessing the impacts of these competition policies on consumer and producer welfare. He holds a BA from Rice University and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. 

From 1998 to 2011, Wolak was the chair of the Market Surveillance Committee of the California Independent System Operator for the electricity supply industry. He is a visiting scholar at University of California Energy Institute and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently directs the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in the Freeman-Spogli Institute.