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The 6th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2018), 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 24-25 May 2018 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 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
  • 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
  • Transportation charges in oil and natural gas industries

The deadline for submission of full papers is the 4th of March 2018.



Professor Robert Pindyck, MIT Sloan School of Management, United States

Robert Pindyck 

Robert Pindyck is the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd. Professor in Finance and Economics and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Pindyck’s most recent research focuses on economic policies related to rare disasters, such as those that would severely affect the entire U.S. or world economies. Examples include possible but low-probability catastrophic outcomes from global warming or nuclear terrorism. At issue is how such low-probability but extreme outcomes should affect current policy, for example, in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. He also has continued to work on irreversible investment decisions, the role of network effects in market structure, and the behavior of commodity prices.

Pindyck is the co-author of Investment Under Uncertainty (Princeton University Press, 1994), which demonstrates that the traditional “net present value” rule for capital investment decisions can lead to wrong answers since it ignores the irreversibility of most investment decisions and the option of delaying an investment. Recently, Pindyck has extended these ideas to the timing and design of environmental policy, as well as to research and development decisions and patent valuation. His work on network effects focuses on market structure in the pharmaceutical and computer industries, while his research on commodity markets examines the random structure of long-term and short-term price evolution and the implications for hedging and investment.

Pindyck holds an SB in electrical engineering and physics, an SM in electrical engineering, and a PhD from MIT.


Professor Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford & Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, United Kingdom


Rick van der Ploeg is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. He is Research Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre).

He is also Research Fellow in International Macroeconomics at the CEPR, London, and Director of the Public Sector Economics programme at CESifo, Munich.

His research interests are (international) macroeconomics and public finance with special focus on the economics of natural resources and climate change, political economy and development economics. He also has an interest in the economics of culture and higher education reform.

He is an elected Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, a Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the European Economic Association, and an elected Member of the Academia Europaea.

Previous academic appointments include Cambridge (1979-83), LSE (1983-88), Tilburg (1985-91), Amsterdam (1991-1998) and EUI, Florence (2003-07). He is former Chief Financial Spokesperson in the Dutch Parliament (1994-1998), State Secretary of Education, Science and Culture of the Netherlands (1998-2002) and Elected Member and Vice-Chair of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (2002-2007).

He has been on the board of various commercial and non-profit organisations in the cultural sector. He has consulted for the European Commission, the OECD, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the IMF Institute, the IMF, the World Bank and various governments and private organisations. He has written numerous newspaper columns and presented various programmes including the National Science Quiz on Dutch television.



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A selection of high-quality papers presented at the ISEFI-2018 Symposium will be published in a Special Issue of Energy Policy on the broad theme "Energy, Climate and Environment: Policies and International Coordination" under the Guest Editorship of Anna Creti and Duc Khuong Nguyen. All papers must conform to the journal’s content scope and will be processed through the journal’s standard editorial review procedures.







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