Due to the risk and uncertainty related to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Organizers of ISEFI 2020 have decided to postpone this year's ISEFI Symposium, originally scheduled on 28-29 May 2020 to 24-25 May 2021. We will update you about the detail of next year's conference later.


The 8th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2020), jointly organized by the IPAG Center for Energy Economics and Environment (IPAG Business School) and the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials (Paris Dauphine University), will take place on 28-29 May 2020 in Paris, France. It aims to provide academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major issues and challenges that interrelate energy, environment, macroeconomics and financial markets.

The conference organizers would like to invite the submission of both theoretical and empirical papers (in PDF files) relating to all aspects of environment, energy markets and their interactions with financial markets. We welcome submissions in the following, but not limited to, topics

  • Climate negotiations and scenarios for a +2° world
  • Corporate finance analysis for energy companies
  • Econometrics of energy markets
  • Energy and climate models
  • Energy and environment
  • Energy derivatives: pricing and hedging
  • Energy and financial market interactions
  • Energy issues in developing and emerging markets
  • Energy policies for low carbon transportation
  • Energy prices: modeling and forecasting
  • Energy risks: assessment and modeling
  • Energy transition
  • Electricity networks, smart-grids, electricity demand
  • Financial and economic analysis of energy markets
  • Financial regulation of energy and environmental markets
  • Finance and investment in renewable energy
  • Intergenerational choices under global environmental change
  • Hydroelectricity and water management
  • Natural resources, risk, welfare and social preferences
  • Oil and shale gas
  • Poverty and environmental impacts of electricity price reforms
  • Renewable and low carbon technologies policy
  • Speculation and energy prices
  • State regulation and energy governance

The deadline for submission of full papers is extended to 20 March 2020.


Lutz Kilian, Senior Economic Policy Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, United States


Dr. Lutz Kilian will join the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a Senior Economic Policy Adviser in the summer of 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and his M.A. in Development Banking from The American University in 1988. He joined the faculty at Michigan in 1996, where he was tenured in 2002 and promoted to Professor of Economics in 2008.  Prior to his Ph.D., he worked for the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. During 2001-03 he served as the research adviser to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt a.M., Germany. Dr. Kilian has been a research visitor at the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. He has also been a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Trade Organization, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the European Parliament, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, among others. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Analysis, the Center for Financial Studies, the CESifo, and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and an officer of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA). He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Dr. Kilian has published over 90 articles. His work has appeared in leading general interest and field journals in economics and statistics. His research interests include time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and energy economics. Much of his recent research is concerned with the sources of fluctuations in the price of oil, with the transmission of oil price shocks to the U.S. economy, with the role of speculation in global oil markets, with measuring oil price expectations in financial markets, and with oil price forecasting. He has also worked on quantifying the impact of the U.S. shale oil revolution and the effect of releases of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, on estimating the price elasticity of gasoline demand, on measuring the global business cycle in commodity markets, and on the link between oil and food prices, and on the joint determination of oil prices, exchange rates and interest rates, for example. Dr. Kilian's work in empirical macroeconomics and in international finance includes topics such as the stagflation of the 1970s, the specification of monetary policy rules, household inflation expectations, the quantification of deflation risks, the role of sticky prices in business cycle models, the transmission of regional shocks to housing markets, and tests of exchange rate models.

Till Requate, Chair of Innovation, Competition Policy and New Institutional Economics, Christian-Alrechts-University of Kiel, Germany


Professor Till Requate studied Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy and Sports Science, and graduated in Mathematics and Philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany, in 1985. He received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 with a thesis on game theory and industrial organisation. He received his Habilitation in 1994. Prof. Requate was assistant professor at the University of Bielefeld from 1990 to 1995 held a position as associate professor at the University of Oldenburg from 1995 to 1996, and was appointed full professor for Environmental Economics and as director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Environmental Economics at the University of Heidelberg in 1996. Since 2002 Prof. Requate is a professor for innovation economics, competition policy, and new institutional economics at Kiel University. Environmental regulation and impacts on competition but also experimental economics are major fields of interest.

Prof. Requate was awarded a von-Bennigsen-Foerder-Preis in 1990 and the Eric-Kempe prize awarded by the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics and the University of Umea in 2004.

As a visiting scholar Prof. Requate was a guest at the University of California at San Diego (1989), California Institute of Technology (1992), University of Boulder, Colorado, (1993), University of Arizona at Tucson (2001), University of Florida at Orlando (2004), California Polytechnical State University at San Luis Obispo (2009), North Carolina State University at Raleigh (2012), University of Science at Penang, Malaysia (2008, 2009, 2012).

Moreover, Prof. Requate was former Managing Editor of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Associate Editor of the European Economic Review. He is on the editorial board of Resource and Energy Economics, Economics and Environmental Economics, and Policy Studies. He organized several national and international scientific conferences (such as program chair of German economic Meeting, Magdeburg 2009, local organizer of German economic Meeting, Kiel 2010, program co-chair of EAERE, Rome 2011).

He also worked as a consultant for governments and NGOs, notably the World Bank, InWent (organizing the 4th and the 7th ASEAN capacity building workshop at Langkawi, Malaysia 2009 and Brunei 2010), the German Federal Ministry of Research and Science (BMBF), the Danish Ministry for Agriculture and Fishery, and for OECD, Paris.


Roger Guesnerie, Emeritus Professor of Economic Theory and Social Organization of the Collège de France & Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Paris School of Economics


Professor Guesnerie is Emeritus Professor of Economic Theory and Social Organization of the Collège de France, a Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and a Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Paris School of Economics.

He has been elected president of several scholarly societies, notably the French Association of Economic Sciences (2002–2003), the Econometric Society (1996), and the European Economic Association (1994). Guesnerie has been elected as an foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association and as a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served as co-editor of Econometrica (1984–1989) and as foreign editor of the Review of Economic Studies. In France, Guesnerie's research has been recognized with the CNRS Silver medal. He has been declared to be a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite and Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.

Professor Guesnerie has published above one hundred academic articles in economics. His fields of interest include general equilibrium, public economics, the theory of incentives and mechanism design, and more recently the assessment of expectations formation. He has also written a dozen of books, among which a number of public policy reports - first on cost-benefit analysis and more recently on the questions of competition  and climate policies –and also several large audience books on market and climate issues.



March 20, 2020: Extended submission deadline

March 20, 2020: Notification of acceptance/rejection

April 20, 2020: Registration deadline 

May 28-29, 2020: Symposium event


A selection of high-quality papers presented at the ISEFI-2020 Symposium will be published in a Special Issue of Climate Policy on the broad theme "Assessing Economic Effects and Uncertainty induced by Climate Change: Policy Measures and Perspectives" (see Call for Papers) under the Guest Editorship of Julien Chevallier (University of Paris 8), Tom Kompas (University of Melbourne) and Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School & Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs). 

Interested participants at ISEFI 2020 should indicate during the submission of their full paper that they want to be considered in the special issue by selecting “SI Climate Policy” topic. Following approval by the Editors-in-Chief of the SI, all submissions will undergo regular peer-review after the conference; authors invited to submit a full paper are expected to act as reviewers for the special issue.


Interested authors are also invited to submit their work to the Special Issue of Environmental Modeling & Assessment on the theme "Risks, Welfare and Social Preferences in the Context of Climate Variability: Theory and Empirical Evidence" (see call for papers) under the guest-editorship of Younes Ben Zaied (EDC Business School) and Duc Khuong Nguyen (IPAG Business School & Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs).


In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Journal, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journal.






Anna Creti, University of Paris Dauphine

Khaled Guesmi, Paris School of Business & Telfer School of Management

Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School & Indiana University

Ingmar SchumacherIPAG Business School

Eric Strobl, University of Bern

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