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EMEE 2016 - Workshop Program


EMEE 2016 - Workshop Program


- 9th International Workshop on “Empirical Methods in Energy Economics” -


7-8th July, 2016


- Historic Building, University of Oviedo -

San Francisco, 1, 33003 Oviedo, Spain


Updated version: May 30, 2016


Day 1

Thursday, 7 July 2016




8:30 - 9:00

Registration, Coffee and Tea

9:00 - 9:20

Opening Remarks

Santiago García-Granda, Chancellor of the University of Oviedo.
Luis Orea, Head of the EMEE2016 local organizers.

Massimo Filippini, Representative of the network organizers.  


Session 1

Fuel Consumption and Carbon Emissions (Chair: Anne Neumann)



9:20 - 10:05

Does the EU ETS Cause Carbon Leakage in European Manufacturing? A Sector-Level Analysis

Helene Naegele

Alberto Longo

Author(s): Helene Naegele, Aleksandar Zaklan

10:05 - 10:50

Capital adjustment and the optimal fuel choice

Jevgenijs Steinbuks

Nolan Ritter

Author(s): Marie Hyland, Jevgenijs Steinbuks


10:50 - 11:15

Coffee Break


Session 2

Persistent Inefficiency (Chair: Antonio Álvarez)



11:15 - 12:00

Persistent and Transient Cost Efficiency – An Application to the Swiss Hydro Power Sector

Thomas Geissmann

Luis Orea

Author(s): Massimo Filippini, Thomas Geissmann, William Greene

12:00 - 12:45

Disentangling inefficiency persistence from the latent firm effect: An application to the Norwegian electricity networks

Rahmat Poudineh

Antonio Álvarez

Author(s): Rahmat Poudineh


12:45 - 14:00

Lunch Break


Session 3

Short Presentations (Chair: Allan Wall)



14:00 - 14:20

Free Allocation and the Endowment Effect in Cap-and-Trade Systems: Evidence from the European Electricity Sector

Aleksandar Zaklan


Author(s): Aleksandar Zaklan

14:20 - 14:40

Demand-side management by electric utilities in Switzerland: Analyzing its impact on residential electricity demand

Massimo Filippini


Author(s): Nina Boogen, Souvik Datta, Massimo Filippini

14:40 - 15:00

Environmental regulation and eco-innovation: insights from diffusion of innovations theory

Abdelfeteh Bitat


Author(s): Abdelfeteh Bitat

15:00 - 15:20

Move it! How an electric contest motivates households to shift their load profile

Sylvain Weber


Author(s): Sylvain Weber, Stefano Puddu, Diana Pacheco


15:20 - 15:45

Coffee Break


Session 4

Diffusion of new technologies and energy efficiency (Chair: Aleksandar Zaklan)



15:45 - 16:30

Effects of Attribute-Based Regulation on Technology Adoption - The Case of Feed-In Tariffs for Solar Photovoltaic

Robert Germeshausen

Tooraj Jamasb

Author(s): Robert Germeshausen

16:30 - 17:15

Efficiency in Domestic Space Heating: An Estimation of the Direct Rebound Effect for Domestic Heating in the U.S.

Benjamin Volland

Massimo Filippini

Author(s): Benjamin Volland


Session 5

Poster Session (with Snacks and Drinks)

17:15 - 18:15

Energy demand and energy efficiency in developing countries: A stochastic frontier approach

Author(s): Paraskevas Kipouros, Lester Hunt

Energy Efficiency and Industrial Rebound Effect: The Role of ICT Capital

Author(s): Ayse Tugba Atasoy, Oguzhan Akgun, Reinhard Madlener

Energy-related investment literacy, information display and the choice of light bulbs and household appliances

Author(s): Julia Blasch, Massimo Filippini, Nilkanth Kumar

Purchase of energy efficient domestic appliances: Contingent behaviour study of Czech consumers

Author(s): Milan Ščasný, Iva Zvěřinová

Low Energy Efficiency in Rental Properties: Asymmetric Information or Low Willingness-to-Pay?

Author(s): James Carroll, Claudia Aravena, Eleanor Denny


A spatial approach to control for unobserved environmental conditions when measuring firms’ technology: An application to Norwegian electricity distribution networks

Author(s): Luis Orea, Tooraj Jamasb, Inmaculada C. Álvarez

Who should pay for the costs of the German energy transition? A microeconometric analysis of preferences for different burden sharing rules

Author(s): Elke Groh, Andreas Ziegler


20:30 - 22:30

Dinner (Restaurant Tierra Astur Parrilla, C/ Gascona, 9)


Day 2

Friday, 8 July 2016




8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Tea


Session 6

Electricity Generation in Germany (Chair: Massimo Filippini)



9:00 - 9:45

The Causal Impact of Solar Electricity Generation on the Electricity Price

Sonja Rinne

Inmaculada Álvarez

Author(s): Nolan Ritter, Sonja Rinne

9:45 - 10:30

Semi-parametric Measures of Scale Characteristics of German Natural Gas-fired Electricity Generation

Stefan Seifert

Anne Neumann

Author(s): Stefan Seifert


10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break


Session 7

Markets and Reforms (Chair: Manuel Llorca)



11:00 - 11:45

Mixed oligopoly and market power mitigation

Carlos Suárez

Jevgenijs Steinbuks

Author(s): Carlos Suárez

11:45 - 12:30

Reforming Electricity Reforms: Empirical Evidence from non-OECD Asian Economies

Tooraj Jamasb

Aleksandar Zaklan

Author(s): Anupama Sen, Rabindra Nepal, Tooraj Jamasb


12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break


Session 8

Public Preferences and Productivity (Chair: Tooraj Jamasb)



14:00 - 14:45

The importance of information and choice paradigms when exploring preferences for renewable energy

Alberto Longo

Guido Pepermans

Author(s): Marco Boeri, Alberto Longo

14:45 - 15:30

Do Privately Owned Firms Outperform Publicly Owned Firms in Electricity Distribution?

Maria Nieswand

Sylvain Weber

Author(s): Astrid Cullmann, Maria Nieswand, Julia Rechlitz


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break


Session 9

Short Presentations (Chair: Luis Orea)



16:00 - 16:20

Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effect in European Road Freight Transport

Manuel Llorca


Author(s): Manuel Llorca, Tooraj Jamasb

16:20 - 16:40

Impact of green taxation on retirement of used inefficient vehicles: The Swiss case

Adán L. Martínez-Cruz


Author(s): Anna Alberini, Markus Bareit, Massimo Filippini, Adán L. Martínez-Cruz

16:40 - 17:00

NIMBY: The effect of financial compensation on the acceptance of power lines

Michael Simora


Author(s): Michael Simora

17:00 - 17:20

Consumer Inattention and Decision Heuristics: The Causal Effects of Energy Label Elements

Stephan Sommer


Author(s): Mark Andor, Andreas Gerster, Stephan Sommer

17:20 - 17:30

Concluding remarks (Luis Orea)


Day 3

Saturday, 9 July 2016


Estimated Duration: 9:30 - 13:00 (Meeting Point: Calle Marqués de Santa Cruz)


This hiking trip will consist of a short route called ‘Ruta de Las Xanas’, which follows a mountain path along the Las Xanas (‘fairies’) gorge. The starting point is a 25-minute bus ride from Oviedo and it is about four kilometres from start to finish, with an ascent of 375-500m. It is a gentle enough climb, with some great views and scenery in a short space of time. Taking it nice and easy and enjoying the views, it takes little over an hour and a half. At the end (pick-up point) there is a small, picturesque Asturian village called Pedroveya, which has a bar/restaurant where everyone can have a drink or snack before getting back on the bus to Oviedo. The idea is to leave Oviedo reasonably early (say, 09:30) so that participants can have lunch in the city or catch a possible early afternoon flight (we can comfortably be back in Oviedo by 13:00).


Meeting Point: The bus for the hiking trip on Saturday morning will pick participants up at the bus shelter on Calle Marqués de Santa Cruz at 09:30. This is just a few metres from the conference site.

We will be sending further information in advance of the workshop.


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