3rd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference

3rd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference
4-5 April
, 2019. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Members of afaanz are invited to attend the 3rd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference at Macquarie University’s City Campus. The conference will include presentations and discussion of high-quality research in all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets, with an emphasis on – but not limited to – the Australasian aspects of commodity markets and energy risk.
Keynote speaker: Professor Ehud Ronn, Co-Director, Energy Management and Innovation Center, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

The conference will be organized by Macquarie University’s Centre for Financial Risk.
Conference Organisers:
• Lurion De Mello, Centre for Financial Risk, Macquarie University (Co-Chair)
• Stefan Trück, Centre for Financial Risk, Macquarie University (Co-Chair)
• Pavel Shevchenko, Centre for Financial Risk, Macquarie University
• Abhay Singh, Centre for Financial Risk, Macquarie University

Venue: Macquarie University City Campus, 123 Pitt Street (Angel Place), Sydney, Australia

Registration fees: Academic Rate: A$400 (Early Bird, until January 31, 2019), A$500 (Standard Rate)

Industry Rate: A$500 (Entire Conference), A$300 (One-Day Registration)
Full-Time PhD Students: A$250
The registration includes lunch and refreshments, plus the conference dinner on April 4.

Conference topics:
• Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of commodity derivatives and derivatives portfolios
• Renewable energy and the transition of electricity markets
• Portfolio allocation/optimization including commodities
• Commodity trading strategies
• Financialisation of commodity markets
• LNG, coal and energy markets
• Econometric and statistical analysis of commodity markets
• Commodity markets decision making
• Real option analysis for commodity investments
• Carbon bubble and stranded assets
• Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc) for commodity markets
• Energy pricing issues in Australia and Asia
• Carbon pricing and emissions trading
• Weather derivatives, agricultural and other commodity markets
• Climate impacts on commodity markets
• Climate finance and economics
• Fintech in energy generation and delivery

Structure: Two full days of presentations with a conference dinner on Thursday, April 4. A tentative schedule will also be added to the conference webpages soon.
The conference organisers are grateful for the support of afaanz as a sponsor of the 3rd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference.
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