RiskGroupAUTH joins the 4th International Conference on Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance

This year, the 4th International Conference on Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF2018), organized successfully by the Department of Economics at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), is going to host a special session on “Energy Markets Modelling”. This session will be supervised by the RiskGroupAUTH, an interdisciplinary research group supported by the School of Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The session welcomes academic contributions in the broad area of energy and power markets, with implications for forecasting, risk management, policy analysis and investment.

Indicative topics:

  • The integration of regional and national energy markets
  • The interplay between energy commodity prices and macroeconomic indicators
  • Recent developments in market design and simulation
  • Derivatives for energy management risk
  • The effect of excess clean energy generation on electricity prices
  • Investment appraisal tools and risk management solutions for energy markets

We would be very happy if you or any of your colleagues consider contributing your knowledge and expertise in these areas by submitting an abstract/ paper to the Special Session.

Important milestones (set by the organisers):

Abstract submission deadline: January 26, 2018

Notification of acceptance: February 9, 2018

Registration deadline: February 23, 2018

Conference dates: April 2-3, 2018

Special Session on “Renewables: Future challenges and technological innovations”

As part of the 2nd International Energy Conference of the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE) (May 18-20, 2017), I have chaired a special session on future challenges and technological innovations in the renewable energy sector.

The session welcomed contributions from domestic, European and overseas research teams with a view on efficient integration of clear resources, risk management strategies and policy issues.

My presentation entitled “Assessing the potential of a mixed portfolio of renewables to replace fossil-fuel capacity” was about a recent study conducted by members of the RiskGroupAUTH international team. The goal was to examine whether electricity load in Peninsular Spain could be served using a mixture of wind and solar resources (100% renewable) spread across a geographical region of 472,960 km2.