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Jul
09
2015
 
Current Issues on the Price of Oil: Decline, Forecasting, Volatility and Uncertainty
by Niaz Bashiri, Andrea Bastianin, Elisa Bortolussi, Francesca Conti, Matteo Manera, Marcella Nicolini
Energy - Articles
 

The workshop on “Recent evolutions of oil and commodity prices”, organized by FEEM, focused on the decline in the oil price in 2014. This is explained by a complex set of factors. It had implications on forecasting the price of oil and on oil price volatility and uncertainty, which increased. 

Jul
02
2015
 
Recent Evolutions of Oil and Commodity Prices
Leo Drollas, Vincent Kaminski, Lutz Kilian, Charles F. Mason, Apostolos Serletis, Adonis Yatchew
Energy - Interviews
 

Following the International Conference on “The Recent Evolutions of Oil and Commodity Prices” organized by FEEM on 4-5 June, 2015 Re3 interviews energy experts Leo Drollas, Vincent Kaminski, Lutz Kilian, Charles F. Mason, Apostolos Serletis and Adonis Yatchew on the drop in oil prices and their research on this issue.

Jun
25
2015
 
Oil and Macroeconomic Uncertainty
by Andrea Bastianin and Matteo Manera
Economics - Articles
 

We discuss the concepts of macroeconomic uncertainty, oil price uncertainty and oil price shocks. Given the relevance of oil and macroeconomic uncertainty, we illustrate how economic uncertainty can be defined and measured. We describe our proposed measure of oil price uncertainty and we illustrate the contribution of its underlying components.

Jul
25
2014
 
The Birth of a Jihadist Caliphate
by Daniel Atzori
Economics - Articles
 

The jihadist group formerly known as ISIS, which already controls vast areas of Syria and Iraq, has recently proclaimed the restoration of the caliphate. This article discusses the presence of a jihadist state in the Middle East, which represents a formidable threat to the Arab state system.

Jun
06
2014
 
The Global Revolution of Unconventional Oil. New Markets, New Governances, New Policies.
by John M. Deutch
Energy - Articles
 

John M. Deutch – Emeritus Institute Professor at the MIT - addresses the consequences related to the unconventional oil revolution, focusing on US foreign policy, the driving forces leading towards a new world energy balance, the role of new players in a renewed energy scenario and the political, sociological and geostrategic dynamics.

Jul
18
2013
 
Competition for Access to Natural Resources. Are Collaborative Solutions Possible?
by Daniele Benintendi and Philip Andrews-Speed
Economics - Articles
 

Concern over access to resources is high in EU political consciousness, given recent political instability and resource nationalism in resource-rich nations. The article offers an overview of the EU project POLINARES, aimed at identifying the challenges related to competition for access to resources, and at proposing approaches to collaborative solutions.

Jun
20
2013
 
Oil Price Forecasts and Trends: Interviews with the Experts
Bahattin Buyuksahin, Leo Drollas, John Elder, Wincenty Kaminski, Charles F. Mason and James Smith
Energy - Interviews
 

Following the International Conference on “Oil Price Forecasts and Trends” organized by FEEM on May 23-24, 2013, Re3 interviews energy experts Bahattin Buyuksahin, Leo Drollas, John Elder, Wincenty Kaminski, Charles F. Mason and James Smith on the key issues of oil price forecasts and international energy markets.

Feb
28
2013
 
The Relationships between Oil and Autocracy: Beyond the First Law of Petropolitics
Daniele Atzori
Economics - Articles
 

Is there a causal relationship between oil prices and autocracy? This article argues the importance of going beyond deterministic formulations to investigate this relationship, and to use the analytical tools provided by the Rentier State Theory to gain a better understanding of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath.

Jan
31
2013
 
China’s Quest for Energy Security: Why Are the Stakes So High?
by ZhongXiang Zhang
Energy - Articles
 

China’s global quest for resources – in particular, oil and natural gas - has received unprecedented worldwide attention. But are the stakes raised unnecessarily high? In this article ZhongXiang Zhang, Distinguished Professor and Chair at Fudan University, China seeks to clarify these points.

Oct
18
2012
 
Energy Security: the Industry Perspective
Francesco Gattei
Energy - Interviews
 

Francesco Gattei from Eni gives an overview of the industry perspective on the important issue of energy security, topic of his talk at the plenary session "Energy supply and security" at the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference.

Apr
23
2012
 
Energy Security through Environmental Sustainability: the SECURE Project
by Andrea Bigano, Manfred Hafner and Patrick Criqui
Energy - Articles
 

Between now and 2050, humanity must face a double problem: the growing scarcity of oil and the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Solving this complicated riddle may appear an even harder task after the Fukushima disaster. This article focuses on a joint interdisciplinary research effort to solve this puzzle.

Feb
29
2012
 
Speculation and Oil Price Formation
by Bassam Fattouh
Energy - Articles
 

The sharp swings in oil prices and the marked increase in volatility during the latest 2008-2009 price cycle and more recently in 2011 raise concerns about the role of speculators in the oil market. Observers in the oil industry and in academic institutions have opposing views on the key drivers of oil prices.

Feb
06
2012
 
The Divorce between Brent and the Oil Prices
by Salvatore Carollo
Energy - Book Reviews
 

For some years now, the price of oil has been out of control. None of the industry players are able to set the price level or influence its movement. Some consumers still believe that the oil price is determined within the context of the power balance between producers and consumers, but since the end of 1998, no one has been able to forecast the oil price correctly.

Jan
25
2012
 
Real Oil Prices since the 1990s
by Claudio Morana
Energy - Articles
 

In this study real oil price dynamics have been assessed over a few important episodes since the 1990s. The evidence provides support to the demand side view: in this respect, macroeconomic shocks would appear to be the major upward driver of the real oil price over the whole period investigated.

Jan
20
2012
 
Speculation, Returns, Volume and Volatility in Commodities Futures Markets
by Andrea Bastianin, Matteo Manera, Marcella Nicolini and Ilaria Vignati
Energy - Articles
 

This article contributes to the literature in two directions. First, it investigates the behaviour of futures prices returns for different energy and agricultural commodities, over the period 1986-2010. Second, it measures the market vulnerability to financial speculation for energy commodities over the period 1992-2010.

Jan
13
2012
 
Interviews with the experts on “Financial Speculation in the Oil Market and the Determinants of the Oil Price” (PART II)
Thomas F. Helbling, Vincent Kaminski, Lutz Kilian and Robert Levin
Energy - Interviews
 

On the occasion of the international workshop on “Financial Speculation in the Oil Market and the Determinants of the Oil Price”, leading world experts were interviewed on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held with Bahattin Buyuksahin, Senior Oil Market Analyst, International Energy Agency.

Jan
12
2012
 
Interviews with the experts on “Financial Speculation in the Oil Market and the Determinants of the Oil Price”(PART I)
Leo P. Drollas, Bahattin Büyüksahin, Bassam Fattouh and David Fyfe
Energy - Interviews
 

On the occasion of the international workshop on “Financial Speculation in the Oil Market and the Determinants of the Oil Price”, leading world experts were interviwed on the financial speculation in the oil market and its effects on the price of oil. We here report the interview held with Leo P. Drollas, Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies.



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