Working Papers

General Purpose Technologies, Specialization and Output Growth, Unni Pillai and Kyun Kim (Submitted)

Vertical Specialization and the Emergence of Tools Suppliers in the Semiconductor Industry


Drivers of Cost Reduction in Solar Photovoltaics, Unni Pillai, Energy Economics (50), 2015, pp 286-293.

Nanomanufacturing : Application of Nanotechnology in Manufacturing Industries, Maseeh Mukhtar and Unni Pillai, Nanotechnology Law and Business, 2015, Vol 12, No. 1.

Competition among Solar Contractors in California, Unni Pillai, Proceedings of the 2014 Fall Symposium Series of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2014. Arlington, VA. AAAI Press.

Input Price and Industry Concentration in a Cournot Oligopoly, Unni Pillai, Economics Bulletin, 2014, Vol. 34, No.3, pp.1704-1713.

A Model of Technological Progress in Microprocessor Industry, Unni Pillai, Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 61, No. 5 (December 2013), 877-912.

A Model of Competition in the Solar Panel Industry, Unni Pillai and Jamison McLaughhlin, Energy Economics, Vol. 40, November 2013, 32-39.

Venture Capital Investment into Thin Film Solar Photovoltaics – Where is it going and why?, Nicholas Querques, Pradeep Haldar and Unni Pillai, Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business, Vol.6, No.3, 408-414.

Other Publications

Comment : Productivity and Potential Output Before, During and After the Great Recession”, Samuel Kortum and Unni Pillai, National Bureau of Economic Research, Macroeconomics Annual, 2014, vol. 29.

The Value of Microprocessor Designs, Ana Aizcorbe, Samuel Kortum and Unni Pillai, Communications of the ACM, February 2013, vol 56, issue 2, 31-32.

Technological Progress in the Microprocessor Industry, Unni Pillai, Survey of Current Business, February 2011, 13-15.

The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium – Lessons from the Semiconductor Industry, Unni Pillai, Nicholas Querques and Pradeep Haldar, InterPV, Jan 2011.

Vertical Specialization and the Role of Consortia in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry, Pradeep Haldar and Unni Pillai, Future Photovoltaics, 2012, vol 8.

The New York Solar Roadmap 2.0, Unni Pillai, Pradeep Haldar and Richard Perez.

Investment in Transmission for Wind Farm Interconnection, Unni Pillai, Evsen Turkay and Pradeep Haldar, Industry Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, 2011.

SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Unni Pillai, SUNY University Faculty Senate Bulletin, 2014, Albany, NY.

Technical Reports

New York Solar Roadmap 2.0, Unni Pillai, Pradeep Haldar and Richard Perez, Solar Initiative of New York, 2012.

A Quantitative Analysis of Energy Consumption in Semiconductor Fabs, Unni Pillai, Report submitted to International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), 2012.

Northeast Photovoltaics Roundtable Outcome Report”, Unni Pillai and Nicholas Querques, Report submitted to Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), 2013.

The Market for Grid Scale Energy Storage Systems”, Unni Pillai, Pradeep Haldar, Manisha Rane-Fondacaro, Mark Lyons, Michael Pruchniewski, Rachael Frisch, Siddharth Gupta, Thamarai Devarajan, Report submitted to New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), 2010.

The CNSE Model of Collaboration: Identifying and Measuring the Impact on Regional Economic Development”, Laura Schultz and Unni Pillai, Report submitted to CNSE  Management, 2015.


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