Research Initiatives

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PURC’s research in energy covers the scope and efficacy of energy policy relating to market structure, pricing, infrastructure development, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Digital Markets Initiative

DMI researchers examine the business and regulatory implications of the growth of digital markets, through rigorous and relevant research, public engagement, and student mentorship.

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PURC’s research in telecommunications focuses on competition, technology change, pricing, and universal service and access.

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PURC’s research in water centers around water utility governance, utility benchmarking, sustainable pricing, and incentives for cost containment and service quality improvements.

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PURC’s research in leadership examines approaches for addressing the intensely political context for infrastructure, including means for leading the significant changes occurring in sectors.