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Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, was one of the speakers at the Power Year in Review event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, is quoted in a McClatchy Newspapers story about how America is moving to the fore as the world’s largest producer of petroleum and natural gas.
Tim Keller, UC Davis MBA 08, is quoted in an article about how technology is being used in winemaking.
Steven C. Currall, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Management, is among 10 faculty members from the University of California, Davis, that have been elected in the 2013 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon writes a column about climate change.
In this blog, Professor Don Palmer debunks the conventional wisdom about corporate wrongdoing as abnormal. He says MBA students should be taught to “develop a better understanding of the forces that cause them to engage in misconduct and an appreciation of their susceptibility to those forces.”
The Office of Science and Technology cites our NIH-funded collaboration with UC Davis School of Medicine to commercialize science and engineering innovations.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes about the Baker Institute celebrating its 20th anniversary.
People often think entrepreneurship is a one-idea, one-shot game: you have a great idea and you pursue it until it makes you rich or makes you run back home. That’s a shame because it keeps people from exploring entrepreneurship as a career. It’s like thinking the only career in music is to be frontman in a rock band. In truth, most entrepreneurs take part in multiple startups before launching their own, and they play many different roles besides the star.
This article responds to a “Foreign Policy” piece written by Ed Morse and Amy Jaffe entitled “The End of OPEC,” in which they argued that emerging technology and American production of tight oil and gas is revolutionizing the energy industry.
On October 16, Foreign Policy published an article written by Ed Morse and Amy Jaffe entitled “The End of OPEC,”. There, they argued that emerging technology and American production of tight oil and gas is revolutionizing the energy industry. This article in The National Interest references the piece and offers a counterpoint to their opinion.
Occidental Petroleum to Sell Stakes in Middle East, North Africa
The Westwood energy producer seeks to streamline operations and reduce political risk.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off stakes in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, said that this is in line with industry trends of leaving volatile regions abroad and investing more within the U.S.
The Street discusses Professor Marquez’s latest research which suggests that low interest rates were largely responsible for priming the near-collapse of the U.S. banking system in 2008.
What drives a city to thrive or fail? “Evangelist of Entrepreneurship”, Carl Schramm offers his insight on the issues that have plagued our failed cities, as well as, what can be done to restore them to prosperity.
The boom in oil and natural-gas production in many parts of the country has helped position the United States as a net exporter of energy, and California is increasingly part of that trend. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, said that oil companies are using environmental restrictions in the U.S. as an excuse to export gasoline to other countries.
In their recent paper “Do (Some) University Endowments Earn Alpha.”, Professor Brad M. Barber and Ph.D. student Guojun Wang looked at the long-term performance of university endowments and found no evidence that manager selection, market timing, and tactical asset allocation generated a higher return than the overall stock and bond markets.
Oil and refining companies operating in California are lobbying the Legislature and state agencies to either significantly cut back or repeal California’s low-carbon fuel standard, which requires the transportation sector to reduce its carbon intensity 10 percent by 2020. “They believe they can game the system,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis. “There is a benefit in both the [renewable-fuel standard] game and in California to just not comply because you have incumbent infrastructure.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes about how the age of gas will bring greater flexibility and resilience.
The End of OPEC
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Forty years have passed since the Arab oil embargo went into effect on Oct. 16, 1973, triggering a period of incredible change and turmoil. But four decades later, the shoe may finally be on the other foot. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 embargo, the United States has a historic opportunity to lead a counterrevolution against the energy world created by OPEC as innovation in the U.S. energy industry looks poised to end the decades-long, precarious “dependence on foreign oil.” Professor Amy Jaffe and Ed Morse explain.