Theories and Methodologies for Energy and Commodity Markets

The purpose of this special issue is to bring together a collection of high-quality research papers on theoretical and methodological developments for energy and commodity markets of all kinds, including energy sources, energy products, metals, agriculturals, and commoditized services (e.g., CO2 allowances). 

The ideal contribution allows us to potentially enhance our understanding of any issue arising in these markets through: 

(i) a new theoretical model or methodology; 
(ii) an original variation of existing models or tools; 
(iii) a theoretical exploration of interfaces between distinct areas. 

Theoretical soundness, scientific innovation, and potential applicability to energy and commodity space are the three main requirements for a paper to be considered for publication. 

We encourage explorations within all research areas in the general scope of energy economics, including financial theory and management, risk analysis and insurance, econometrics, mathematics, operations research, renewables, micro and macroeconomics, among others. 

We particularly welcome contributions that delve into original theories and methods, that develop and use nonstandard approaches of theoretical analysis, that pave the way to a deeper conceptual understanding of energy and commodity markets. You can find the call for papers here.


Guest editors: Juan Ignacio Pena, Andrea Roncoroni