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Practicum and Thesis Projects

2014-15     

Afterburner Technology for Trucks in China: Market Entry, Scalability, and Impact
Client: Dr. Stephen Luby, Senior Fellow at FSI and the Woods Institute for the Environment

City of Buenos Aires Government Relocation: Building a Method for Assessing Impact
Client: City Government of Buenos Aires, Department of Planning and Control Management

Financial Effects From Natural Disasters on Sovereign Governments
Client: World Bank, Disaster Risk, Finance and Insurance Group
Final Report

The Impact of Citizen Security Councils in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Master’s Thesis

Philippines: Tropical Cyclones and Insurgency
Client: The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project
Final Report

Policy Due Diligence on Southeast Asia for Energy Accessibility
Client: Silicon Valley Technology Partners

Preventing Post-Election Violence Based on the Kenya Experience
Client: US State Department, Office of Global Criminal Justice

Public Sector Decision Framework for Airport Development: The Case of Incheon Airport in South Korea

Client: Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
Final Report

 

2013-14

Assessing the MCC Signaling Effect: Investment Beyond the Compact
Client: Millennium Challenge Corporation
Final Report

By Truth and Toil: Improving Outcomes of Large-Scale Land Investment in Africa
Master’s Thesis

Economic Dynamics of the US Retail Financial System
Client: Sandia National Labs
Final Report

Insights on West African Piracy
Client: Six Maritime
Final Report

Overcoming Short-term Behavior in Long-term Investors
Client: Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Final Report

Urban Reform in Mexico: Challenges and Recommendations
Client: Centro Mario Molina
Final Report

 

2012-13

Entertainment Education: Bridging Development Content and Commercial Know-How
Client: World Bank, Vice Presidency of Communication

Evaluating the Efficacy of International Aid: Rethinking Recipient Absorptive Capacity
Client: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Final Report

Investigating the Missing Link: Private Sector Involvement in Cross-Border Electricity Interconnections Between the United States and Mexico
Client: US State Department, Bureau of Energy Resources
 Final Report

Redesigning Refugee Communities
Client: United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
Final Report

Rethinking and Redeploying the US Army in Light of the Asian “Pivot”
Client: US Army
Final Report

 

2011-12

#Revolution: Social Media in the Arab Spring
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
Policy Brief

Beyond the Sum of all Parts: How California can Catalyze Renewable Development in the West
Client: Confidential
Final Report

Green Business in China and Malaysia: Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities
Client: The Asia Foundation
Policy Brief

Homegrown Violent Extremism and Military Targets
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency

Public Higher Education in California: Examining the Financial Landscape of the 21st Century
Client: California Competes
Policy Brief

Sub-National Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency Financing
Client: The Climate Group
Policy Brief

 

2010-11

Fiscal Responsibility Index
Client: Comeback America Initiative/Peterson Foundation
 Policy Brief

Judicial Performance
Client: California Commission on Judicial Performance

Maximizing Building Sustainability With Enabling IT and Performance-based Policies
Master's Thesis

Policies to Improve Industrial Competitiveness
Client: World Bank
 Final Report

Sunni Militancy in India
Client: U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
Final Report

Rare Earth
Client: Breakthrough Institute and Bay Area Council
Policy Brief

Going Forward: Gas Tax and VMTs
Client: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Final Report

 

2009-10

Going for Broke: Reforming California's Public Employee Pension
Client: Office of the Governor of the State of California
Policy Brief

Lessons for the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Campaign
Client: Empirical Studies of Conflict Group
Final Report

Human Trafficking in India: Dynamics, Current Efforts, and Intervention Opportunities
Client: The Asia Foundation
Final Report

Evaluating Access to Finance Barriers for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in India
Client: The Asia Foundation
 Final Report

Subnational Capacity Building for the Next International Climate Change Agreement
Client: California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board
Final Report

Wobblers and Criminal Justice in California: A Study into Prosecutorial Discretion
Client: National Center for State Courts
Final Report

 

2008-09

Alleviating Overcrowding at Mariano Castro Elementary: A Proposed Approach to the Analysis of Existing Policy Alternatives
Client: Mountain View Whisman School District
Final Report

The Economic Governance Index: Recommendations for Extending It to China
Client: The Asia Foundation
Final Report

Governance in the Microfinance Industry
Client: The Asia Foundation
 Final Report

Climate Change and Its Impact on the California Wine Industry
Client: California State Assembly Member Noreen Evans, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine
 Final Report