The California Electricity Problem

Thursday, October 18, 2001 to Friday, October 19, 2001

CONFERENCE AGENDA

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2001

1:00 P.M. Welcome and Introduction
John Raisian, Hoover Institution
John Shoven, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Hoover Institution, and Stanford University
1:15 P.M. California's Electricity Problem: Its Causes and a Proposed Solution
James Sweeney, SIEPR, Hoover Institution, and Stanford University
Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley
   • The Trouble with California’s Electricity Market
2:30 P.M. Break
3:00 P.M.

The Impact of the Electricity Problem on the California Economy
Edward Leamer, University of California, Los Angeles

Edward Leamer, University of California, Los Angeles

Achieving Competition Through Real Time Pricing
Frank Wolak, SIEPR and Stanford University
   • The Retail Competition: How to Make Real-Time Pricing Work
   • The Crisis in Electricity Industry Re-structuring (And How to Fix It)
Vernon Smith, George Mason University

4:30 P.M. Conference sessions close
6:30 P.M. Reception and Dinner
Stanford Faculty Club
Guest Speaker: The Honorable Spencer Abraham, U.S. Secretary of Energy "America's Energy Challenges"

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2001

8:00 A.M. Continental Breakfast
Hatfield Court, Hoover Institution
8:30 A.M. Power Production and Politics
John Bryson, Edison International
Peter Cartwright, Calpine Corporation
Pete Wilson, Hoover Institution
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Lessons Learned: The Do's and Don'ts of Deregulation
Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution
George Shultz, Hoover Institution
James Sweeney, SIEPR, Hoover Institution, and Stanford University
11:30 A.M. Conference sessions conclude
12:00 NOON Lunch
Hatfield Court, Hoover Institution

Tentative Schedule
Final times and panel compositions are subject to change

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