In recent years, huge investments have flown into commodities and energy markets. This development has stimulated academic research and policy debates on the economic effects of the financialization of commodities and energy. Topics include the role of speculation in oil markets, design and modeling of efficient electricity markets, effects of financialization versus effects of rising demand for commodities, and others.
This conference brings together different perspectives on the financialization of commodities and energy markets. It features presentations by leading experts and scholars in the field. The event addresses academics and practitioners, and aims to foster the interaction among individuals and across institutions.
Date: Friday 1 November 2013
News Report: a summary of the event can be found here.
Venue: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Registration: Participation is free but places at this conference are limited. Please register here.