Special Issue "Energy Markets and Economics"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
This is a call for papers for a Special Issue on “Energy Markets and Economics”. Over the last 50 years or so, an enormous amount of work has gone into explaining the economic implications of energy markets, with a focus on crude oil or aggregate energy consumption. This issue aims to bring together papers that provide economic insights into the modern energy market, which is still dominated by crude oil but has expanded to incorporate new energy sources in the form of coal, natural gas, and a mixture of renewable energy sources. Given the differences in the dynamics at play with different energy sources, particularly in relation to price determination, the impact they have on the environment, their importance in the energy mix and energy policy, and so forth, it becomes imperative to check their behavior using economic models.
The broad topics of interest to the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Do renewable and non-renewable energy consumption lead to differing behavior in economic variables?
- Does one need to consider the different energy mix when explaining the economic implications of energy markets?
- Do energy prices co-move?
- Can energy prices explain the exchange rate movements?
- How persistent are energy shocks, and do they differ depending on different energy mix? How sensitive are other components of economic growth to energy markets?
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy mix
- economic growth
- exchange rate
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Maria Paz Espinosa, Andrea Giralt, Cristina Pizarro-Irizar
Abstract: Regulation on renewable energy promotion in Spain has proven to be very effective in delivering renewable capacity, but the economic efficiency of this regulation has been put into question. In this paper we analyze to what extent the incentive scheme has transferred all the risk to the system and conventional producers. Those incentives were based on a feed in tariff system from 2004 until 2013 and on a new regulatory scheme based on the returns to investment and operation of the plant from 2014 onwards. Using option price theory we evaluate the impact of this regulation on the distribution of risk and compute the value of the incentives provided.
Keywords: electricity market, energy policy, real option theory, renewable energy