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The Journal of the Spanish economic association (SERIEs) has just published the Call for Papers of a Special Issue on the Economics of the Energy Transition. The Guest Editors are Natalia Fabra
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Xavier Labandeira (Universidade de Vigo)
Scope of the Special Issue: The so called energy transition, i.e. the energy-related transformations to reach decarbonized societies, will have profound socio-economic implications. In this issue we are looking for rigorous theoretical and empirical papers that contribute to understand the main policy challenges and macro and microeconomic effects associated with the energy transition. Among others, we invite submissions that cover the following topics:
- Public policies related to energy and climate mitigation
- Distributional impacts of the energy transition
- Effects of the energy transition on growth and job creation
- Sustainable finance and its contribution to the energy transition
- Political economy issues related to the energy transition
The role of companies in the energy transition
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2020
Submissions Instructions: Full manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the web page of the Journal of the Spanish Economic Association-SERIEs (link). Please, remember to select the option “SI: The Economics of the Energy Transition” in the prompt for “Select article Type”. First decisions and comments will be sent out no later than September 1, 2020.
The Journal of the Spanish Economic Association-SERIEs is a single-blind peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The journal publishes scientific articles in all areas of economics. The Web of Science two-year impact factor is 0.833 in 2018 and in Scopus, it is among Q1 journals (top 25%) in 2018 according to Scimago Journal Ranking and the CiteScores.
Link to the Call for Papers
Worldwide, the energy transition is underway. Whereas there is consensus regarding the need to reduce carbon emissions, promote renewables, and improve energy efficiency, there is still controversy regarding the optimal choice of policies to achieve those goals.
Policies differ in their efficiency impacts (i.e., whether they induce higher or lower costs), but also on their distributional implications (i.e., whether they create winners and losers). Furthermore, agents’ behavioral biases might impact the success or failure of the chosen policies.
With this triple focus on efficiency, equity and behavioral considerations, the Intensive Course on The Energy Transition: Economics and Policy, which will take place at the Barcelona GSE on June 11-12 2020, will provide participants (whether economists, engineers, or lawyers, working for firms or in regulatory agencies) with a thorough understanding of the most recent economic insights to analyze the performance of current and potential energy and climate policies. The course will mainly review policies affecting the transportation and power sectors, as well as the competition policy issues that are likely to arise during the energy transition. The program’s faculty includes leading international scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to designing and assessing the performance of energy and climate policies. The Directors of the course are Massimo Motta (BGSE) and Natalia Fabra, head of EnergyEcoLab.
More information at
The XV Annual Conference of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics took place on January 29th-31st, 2020 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
The AEEE is the Spanish division of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). The AEEE Conference intends to promote links between the university, regulators, and companies in the areas of Energy Economics, Environment, and Climate Change. In this fifteenth edition, the main theme of the Conference was “Energy Decarbonisation. From words to action”.
The head of EnergyEcoLab, Natalia Fabra, was one of the two keynote speakers of the conference. Her presentation [link], entitled, “The Energy Transition: Markets and Policies” summarised some of the results of the ongoing research carried out at EnergyEcoLab.
Web of the conference: link