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The 7th International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI-2019), 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 23-24 May 2019 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.

For the Academic Conference, 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 20 March 2019 (extended deadline).



Matthew J. Kotchen, Professor of Economics, Yale University, United States


Matthew Kotchen is a professor of economics at Yale University, with a primary appointment is in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and affiliated appointments in the Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Kotchen's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and public economics and policy. Ongoing projects employ both theoretical and empirical methods covering a range of topics, including energy, climate change, "green" markets, corporate social responsibility, development, and applied game theory. Kotchen joined the Yale faculty in 2009 and has held previous and visiting positions at Williams College, University of California (Santa Barbara and Berkeley), Stanford University, and Resources for the Future. Professor Kotchen recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at that U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. Kotchen also serves on the Environmental Economics Advosory Board of Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has acted as the visiting chief economist of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director, IMF Independent Evaluation Office & Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management, United States


Prakash Loungani is an Assistant Director in the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management, a Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center (a global think tank based in Rabat, Morocco) and a member of the advisory board of JustJobs Network based in New Delhi. During 2010-15 he was co-chair of the IMF's group on Jobs & Growth. Since 2012, he has been on various World Economic Forum councils on employment issues and real estate markets. He has 25 years of job experience at the IMF, the Federal Reserve System and the University of Florida. His research interests include: causes of unemployment; global housing markets; impacts of energy prices and climate change; and assessment of forecasting performance.

His articles have been published in top journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Review of Economics and Statistics.


Bassam Fattouh, Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies & Professor in Finance and Management for the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom


Dr. Bassam Fattouh is the Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He specialises in international oil pricing systems, OPEC pricing power, security of Middle Eastern oil supplies, and the dynamics of oil prices and oil price differentials. He has published a variety of articles on oil and gas topics and his publications have appeared in academic and professional journals. Dr. Fattouh served as a member of an independent expert group established to provide recommendations to the 12th International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting for strengthening the architecture of the producer-consumer dialogue through the IEF. He also acts as an adviser to governments and industry, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Bassam Fattouh focuses his research on aspects of the international oil pricing system such as the relationship between the futures market and spot market, the relationship between OPEC and the market, the causes of oil price volatility and the dynamics of oil price differentials. He also focuses his research on the IOC-NOC relationship and its implications for investment behaviour. He has a strong background in the economic environment of the Middle East.

Tom Kompas, Professor of Environmental Economics and Biosecurity, Centre for Environmental and Economic Research, University of Melbourne, Australia


Tom Kompas is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Biosecurity in the School of Biosciences and the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Biosecurity and Environmental Economics (ACBEE) at the Australian National University (ANU), one of three Chief Investigator’s in the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) and Group Director of the Centre for Environmental and Economic Research (CEER) at the University of Melbourne. He has dedicated much of his recent time and work to public policy in Australia. Until recently, he was a part-time Senior Economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), a Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) project leader on biosecurity and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Tom’s research specialises in large-dimensional economic modelling, cost-benefit analysis and natural resource and environmental economics. His bioeconomic modelling and biosecurity research has been published in the world’s leading international journals (including Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Nature Climate Change, Political Analysis, Fish and Fisheries, Journal of Agricultural Economics, Earth’s Future, Environmental Modelling and Software, World Development, Economic Modelling, Conservation Letters, Water Resources Research, and Conservation Biology), and his current work focuses on natural resource management and major biosecurity and climate change issues in Australia and internationally. In 2009, Tom received the ‘CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement’, in 2004, the ‘Crawford Award for Research Excellence’ from ABARE, and in 2011 the ‘Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation’. In 2015, Tom became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and was the Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU from 2009 to 2015.






A selection of high-quality papers presented at the ISEFI-2019 Symposium will be published in a Special Issue of Journal of Forecasting on the broad theme "Forecasting Energy and Environmental Markets" under the Guest Editorship of Khaled Guesmi, Duc Khuong Nguyen and Hans-Jorg von Mettenheim. All papers must conform to the journal’s content scope and will be processed through the journal’s standard editorial review procedures.


In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editors-in-Chief of Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Energy Journal, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journals.









Anna Creti, University of Paris Dauphine

Khaled Guesmi, IPAG Business School & Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada

Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan

Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School & Indiana University

Ingmar SchumacherIPAG Business School

Eric Strobl, University of Bern

Cees Withagen, IPAG Business School & VU University

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