Topic “Public Policy”


July 09, 2014

Public Policy professor John Villasenor was recently interviewed by Patt Morrison for her Los Angeles Times column on the topic of cryptocurrencies.

March 01, 2013


As part of a legislative briefing in Sacramento hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a new presentation now available on the UCLA Luskin Center EV Market Dynamics page characterizes the market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) thru the end of February 2014.

December 2010 marked the launch of what I call the “post-modern” electric-vehicle era (the original era being around the turn of the 20th century, and the modern era beginning in the 1990s.)


Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies, investments and plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local resilience, environmental, public health, and economic benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting urban greening efforts―in public parks, streets and beyond―to restore natural processes and habitats while connecting neighborhoods to each other and their environment.

Select Publications

K. Schwabe, R. Carson, J.R. DeShazo, M. Potts, A. Reese, and J. Vincent
J.R. DeShazo, R. Carson, K. Schwabe, J. Vincent, I. Ahmad, C. Kook, and C. Tan
Brett Williams, PhD; JR DeShazo, PhD; Alan Kerbel Shein; and Tongxin Xu