Search for dissertations about: "energy-economics"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word energy-economics.

  1. 1. Essays on Environmental and Energy Economics

    Author : Haishan Yu; Chuan-Zhong Li; Bertil Holmlund; Tomas Sjögren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Carbon market; Difference-in-differences; Electricity market; Time series model; Carbon emissions; Global warming; Ocean acidification; Threshold effect; Lump-sum transfers; Equity and efficiency; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I: In January, 2005, the EU launched the first international emissions trading system (EU ETS), aimed at reducing carbon emissions in a cost-effective way by means of a market-based instrument. In this paper, we use the treatment/control, before/after design of the natural experiment approach to investigate the treatment effect of the EU ETS on the profitability of a sample of Swedish energy firms in 2005 and 2006. READ MORE

  2. 2. National Energy System Modelling for Supporting Energy and Climate Policy Decision-making: The Case of Sweden

    Author : Anna Cecilia Krook Riekkola; Anna Krook-Riekkola; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; climate policy; district heating; TIMES-Sweden; ancillary benefits; energy system models; cross-border trade; energy-economics; soft-linking.; CHP; system analysis; Energy Engineering; Energiteknik;

    Abstract : Energy system models can contribute in evaluating impacts of energy and climate policies. The process of working with energy system models assists the understanding of the quantita-tive relationships between different parts of the energy system and between different time periods, under various assumptions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Modelling energy systems and international trade in CO2 emission quotas - The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond

    Author : Tobias Persson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; allocation; energy economics; climate policy; energy; Kyoto Protocol; trade; carbon dioxide; hot air; technological change; India;

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  4. 4. Modelling trade-offs between forest bioenergy and biodiversity

    Author : Xi Pang; Ulla Mörtberg; Karin Öhman; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : Globally, biodiversity is declining due to loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, which undermines ecosystem functioning and therefore threatens also the ability of ecosystems to supply ecosystem services. Moreover, there is a need for adapting to climate change as well as securing the supply of energy, which have led to a shift in energy consumption from fossil fuel to renewables, especially biomass, which in turn put increasing pressure on ecosystems and biodiversity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nonlinear and Nonparametric Dynamical Methods in Economics and Finance

    Author : Gazi Salah Uddin; Bo Sjö; Ramo Gencay; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Commodity markets; Nonlinear causality testing; Dependence structure; Business cycles; Timescale analysis; Growth dynamics; Portfolio management;

    Abstract : The objectives of the thesis - which comprises six parts – can be summarized in i) implementing linear and nonlinear/nonparametric approaches toward detecting, measuring and analyzing the nature and directionality of causal relationships in financial markets, ii) elaborating on modern topics in financial investment analysis, iii) probing into the role of commodity futures in constructing optimal portfolios as well as iv) investigating growth dynamics via aggregated and disaggregated indices.The first paper named “Analyzing causal interactions between sectoral equity returns and commodity futures returns in the aftermath of the global financial crisis: The case of the US and EU equity returns”, aims to explore and compare the dependence and co-movement structure between commodity and various asset classes’ returns including the USA and EU stock markets via the use of linear and non-linear causality testing in a comparative context with the additional adjustment for cointegration and conditional heteroscedasticity. READ MORE