7th EMEE Workshop 2014


7th EMEE Workshop 2014 on “Empirical Methods in Energy Economics” (EMEE 2014)

August 14–15, 2014

RWTH Aachen University
Campus Melaten
E.ON Energy Research Center
Mathieustrasse 10
52074 Aachen, GERMANY

You can download the pdf-version of the program here.

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Day 1 – Thursday August 14, 2014

Time Activity Speaker Discussant pdf
8:00 Bus shuttle service from Ibis Hotel Aachen Main Station to RWTH Aachen University, Campus Melaten
8:15– 8:45 Registration and Coffee
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction (Reinhard Madlener, Workshop Chair)
Session 1: Energy Efficiency Standards and Incentive Programs
Chair: Massimo Filippini
9:00 – 9:45 Does Warmth Make you Feel Better? Helena Meier Nolan Ritter Paper
9:45 – 10:30 How Effective Are Energy-Efficiency Incentive Programs? Evidence from Italian Homeowners Andrea Bigano Jim Smith Paper
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee, Snack, and Health Break
Session 2: Nonparametric and Quantile Regression Analysis
Chair: Jean-Thomas Bernard
11:00 – 11:45 Nonparametric Structural Estimation of Switching Options in Power Plants Stein-Erik Fleten Jim Smith Paper
11:45 – 12:30 Do Major Brands have Market Power in the German Retail Gas Market? Nolan Ritter Tooraj Jamasb Paper
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (provided)
Session 3: Estimating the Rebound Effect
Chair: Reinhard Madlener
14:00 – 14:45 Travel Distance and Fuel Efficiency: An Estimation of the Rebound Effect using Micro-Data in Switzerland Sylvain Weber Anna Alberini Paper
14:45 – 15:30 Measuring The Rebound Effect using a Stochastic Demand Frontier Approach: The US Residential Energy Demand Manuel Llorca Thomas Triebs Paper
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee, Snack, and Health Break
Short Presentations
Chair: Jim Smith
16:00 – 16:20 Balancing Forecast Errors in Continuous-trade Intraday Markets: A Real Options Approach Ernesto Garnier - -
16:20 – 16:40 Does Purchase Price Affect Preferences for Electric Vehicle Characteristics and Environmental Benefits? Claudia Aravena - -
16:40 – 17:00 The Effect of Wind Power on Market Conditions Ian Brinkmann-Page - -
17:00 – 17:20 Fundamentals, Derivatives Market Information, and Crude Oil Price Swings Jonathan Wallen - -
17:20 – 17:40 “Underlying Energy Efficiency” in the US Residential Sector and Potential CO2 Savings Massimo
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17:45 – 18:45 Poster Session (with snacks & drinks)
Estimation of Efficiency Levels in Electricity Consumption by Swiss Households:
A Stochastic Frontier Approach
Nina Bogen -


The Effect of Registration Taxes on New Car Sales and Emissions: Evidence from Switzerland Massimo
Filippini / Anna Alberini
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Elasticity of Substitution of Production Factors in CEE Economies and Western Europe Lukas Recka - -
Technical Change and Energy in Production Thomas Triebs - -
Productivity Performance and Technical Change in Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry Jean-Thomas Bernard - -
Social Effects in the Diffusion of Solar PV Technology in the UK Laura-Lucia Richter - -
18:45 – 19:00 Bus transfer from E.ON ERC to restaurant
19:00 – 22:00 Workshop Dinner


Day 2 – Friday August 15, 2014

Time Activity Speaker Discussant pdf
8:00 Bus shuttle service from Ibis Hotel Aachen Main Station to RWTH Aachen
University, Campus Melaten
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee
Session 5: Electricity Demand of Residential Households
Chair: Anna Alberini
9:00 – 9:45 Irish Residential Electricity Demand with TOU Pricing Shirley Pon Massimo Filippini
9:45 – 10:30 Going beyond Tradition: Estimating Residential Electricity Demand Using an Appliance Index and Energy Services Souvik Datta André Plourde Paper
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee, Snack, and Health Break
Session 6: Impacts of Increasing Use of Wind Energy
Chair: Andre Plourde
11:00 – 11:45 Local Impacts of Wind Farms on Property Values: A Spatial Difference-in-Differences Analysis Yasin Sunak Anna Alberini Paper
11:45 – 12:30 The Effect of Wind on Electricity CO2
Emissions: The Case of Ireland
Valeria di Cosmo Reinhard Madlener Paper
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
Session 7: Natural Gas Markets
Chair: Tooraj Jamasb
13:30 – 14:15 LNG Pricing Differences across the Atlantic – A Comparison between the United States and Europe Anne Neumann Andrew Hunter Paper
14:15 – 15:00 The Law of one Price in Global Natural Gas Markets - A Threshold Cointegration Analysis Benjamin Tischler Dimitri Dimitropoulos Paper
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee, Snack, and Health Break
Session 8: Production, Cost and Efficiency in Electricity Distribution
Chair: Anne Neumann
15:30 – 16:15 Joint Estimation of Production and Cost Models With an Application to Electricity Distribution Dimitri
Louis Orea Paper
16:15 – 17:00 Identifying Efficient Regulated Firms with Unobserved Technological Heterogeneity: A Nested Latent Class Approach to Norwegian Electricity Distribution Networks Luis Orea Sanchez Guido Pepermans Paper
17:00 – 17:15 Workshop Wrap-Up
ca. 17:15 Bus transport from RWTH Aachen University to Ibis Hotel Aachen Main