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V INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM: Challenges for the Energy Sector

Parc Científic de Barcelona - Auditorio

Baldiri i Reixac Street, 4-8, Barcelona

February 7, 2017

Direction: Maria Teresa Costa Campi (University of Barcelona & IEB)

Coordination: Elisa Trujillo-Baute (University of Warwick and IEB-Chair of Energy Sustainability)

    V INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM: Challenges for the Energy Sector    

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The Energy Sector is currently facing major challenges due to the transition to a low carbon energy system and its implications in terms of security of supply and industrial competitiveness. The Symposium will try to shed light on the hesitation created in the sector about how to face these unprecedented challenges. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers with policy implications regarding the economics oil, gas or electricity sector.


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  • Energy markets

  • Energy efficiency

  • R&D, innovation and technology

  • Carbon markets

  • Policy and regulation

  • Resources

  • Energy infrastructure

  • Investment needs in the energy sector

  • Storage + CCS

  • Facing uncertainty


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Joan Elias (Rector of the Universitat de Barcelona)
Martí Parellada Sabata (IEB Director and FUNSEAM Board of Trustees Member)
María Teresa Costa-Campi (Universitat de Barcelona and IEB-Chair of Energy Sustainability)

María Teresa Costa-Campi (Universitat de Barcelona and IEB- Chair of Energy Sustainability)

Tooraj Jamasb (Durham University Business School)

"Smart Electricity Distribution Networks and Business Models for Developing Countries"


Chair: Andrés Picazo (University of Valencia)

 Elena Verdolini, FEEM & CMCC

"Rebound Effects in Europe"

António C. Marques, University of Beira Interior & NECE-UBI

"Is Renewable Energy Penetration Preserving Fossil Fuel Dependency? An Empirical Assessment"

Olivier Massol, IFP Énergies Nouvelles & City University London

"The Economics of CCS Adoption"


Chair: Monica Giullietti (University of Loughborough)

Stephan Joseph, University of Barcelona

"Policy Stringency Under the European Union Emission Trading System and its Impact on Technological Change in the Energy Sector"

Mirjam Ambrosius, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

"Investment Incentives for Flexible Demand Options under Different Market Designs"

Julien Jacqmin, HEC Management School & University of Liège

"The Prosumers and the Grid"


Chair: Paulina Beato (Economic Adviser)

Elisa Trujillo-Baute, University of Barcelona & CES & IEB

"Analysing the Impact of Renewable Energy Regulation on Retail Electricity Prices"

Christoph Böhringer, University of Oldenburg

"Cost-Effectiveness and Incidence of Renewable Energy Promotion in Germany"

María-Eugenia Sanin, Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne and Ecole Polytechnique

"Incentive Policies for Small PV in France"

Rocio Román, University of Seville

"Influence of Productivity and Living Standard in Energy Consumption in Spain: LMDI Approach"


Luis Cabral. New York University

"Recent Developments in Industrial Organization and their Application to the Energy Sector"



María Teresa Costa Campi (Universitat de Barcelona & IEB, Chair of Energy Sustainability)

Maria Teresa Costa (University of Barcelona)

Elisa Trujillo-Baute (Warwick University)

Monica Giullietti (Loughborough University)

Ronald Huisman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Joan-Ramon Borrell (University of Barcelona)

Mike Waterson (Warwick University)

Paulina Beato (Economic Adviser)

José García-Quevedo (University of Barcelona)

Pere Mir (University of Lleida)

Pablo del Rio (CSIC)

Andrés Picazo (University of Valencia)

    Maria Teresa Costa (University of Barcelona)

    Elisa Trujillo-Baute (Warwick University)

    Joan Batalla (Funseam)

    Xavier Massa (University of Barcelona)

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: June, 19, 2016
  • Deadline for acceptance of abstracts: July 15, 2016
  • Deadline for paper submission of accepted abstracts: September 30, 2016
  • Deadline for acceptance of  papers: October 20, 2016
  • Registration of presenters: October 15 to November 30, 2016

Extended abstract must be 2 pages length including: overview, methods, results and conclusions. The extended abstract and the full paper must be submitted by email ( Aquesta adreça electrònica s'està protegint contra robots de correu brossa. Necessiteu que el JavaScript estigui habilitat per a mostrar-la ) in PDF format, indicating in the subject the specific sector (oil, gas or electricity) of the paper.  Attendance is free for presenters and it will include accommodation, coffee breaks and lunch. There is a registration fee for non-presenters; further information on the symposium will be available at the event webpage at the IEB website:

Early Registration (Until January 15th 2017), 200€. Late Registration (From January 15th 2017), 300€. Co-authors Registration, 150€. PhD Registration, free.


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