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Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets

  • Sep 29, 2017
Economics of Electricity Policy and Markets

Photo: Frank Wolak, Stanford University

Lawrence Centre Fellow, Brandon Schaufele, hosts a Pre-CREE workshop on Electricity Policy and Markets. Topics range from consumer behaviour to strategic firm conduct and environmental policy. 

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 10:10 pm - 5:00 pm 
Location: Room 2120 in the Ivey Business School Building. 

Workshop Agenda

10:10 am - Introductory remarks: Brandon Schaufele, Ivey Business School, Western University

10:15 am - Presenter: David Brown, University of Alberta
Carbon Pricing with an Output Subsidy under Imperfect Competition: The Case of Alberta’s Restructured Electricity Market
Discussant: Laura Grigolon, McMaster University

11:15 am - Presenter: Laura Grant, Claremont McKenna College
Responses to Marginal and Average Price of Energy using a Regression Kink Design
Discussant: Blake Shaffer, University of Calgary 

12:15-12:45pm  Lunch (also in Rm 2120)

12:45 pm - Address by Frank Wolak, Stanford University
Measuring the Competitiveness Benefits of Purely Financial Participants on Wholesale and Retail Markets Outcomes

1:45 pm - Presenter: Anindya Sen, University of Waterloo
Air Pollution and Fuel Usage in Ontario’s Coal-fired Power Phase-out
Discussant: Isaac Holloway, Ivey Business School, Western University

2:45-3:15pm  Break

3:15 pm - Presenter: Andrew Eckert, University of Alberta
The Effect of Default Rates on Retail Competition and Pricing Decisions of Competitive Retailers: The Case of Alberta
Discussant: Mario Samano, HEC Montreal

4:15 pm - Presenter: Alastair Fraser, University of British Columbia
Financial Incentives or Persistent Habits? How Households Respond to Monetary Rewards for Electricity Conservation
Discussant: Brandon Schaufele, Ivey Business School, Western University

5:15 pm - Shuttle to Bertoldi’s Trattoria


  • Brandon Schaufele
  • Business Economics and Public Policy