Quantitative analysis of energy markets
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The papers included in this special issue have been selected among those independently submitted and those presented at the International Workshop QAoEM “Quantitative Analysis of Energy Markets” held in Verona (Italy) in September 2010. All were evaluated through the journal's normal peer-review process. The papers in this special issue cover a number of topics: EUAs and their impact on the optimal policy of a competitive electricity producer; electricity price dynamics with positive and negative spikes and forecasting models; make-up clauses in gas swing contracts; the existence of a dominant producer who may exercise market power or switch across technology regimes; market integration and electricity transmission by means of market coupling; and finally oil shocks and their impact on the economic growth of oil producing countries.