1st Australasian
Commodity Markets Conference

1st Australasian
Commodity Markets Conference

Registrations: closed


  • Date: 6-7 April, 2017
  • Venue: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

A conference at Macquarie University to present and discuss 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.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the Journal of Commodity Markets.

  • Keynote: Marcel Prokopczuk, Leibniz University Hannover
  • Double Plenary: Thomas Schmitz, eeX, and Graham Town, Macquarie University

Conference participation fees:

  • Academic rate $A400
  • Full-time PhD Students $A250

This includes lunch and refreshments on both days, plus a conference dinner on Thursday 6 April.

Conference Organisers:


We welcome submissions from all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets. Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of commodity derivatives and derivatives portfolios
  • Portfolio allocation/optimization including commodities
  • Financialisation of commodity markets
  • LNG, coal and energy markets
  • Econometric/statistical analysis of commodity markets
  • Commodity markets decision making
  • Real option analysis for commodity investments
  • Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc) for commodity markets
  • Energy pricing issues in Australia and Asia
  • Global and regional trade of commodities
  • Carbon pricing and emissions trading

Scientific Committee

Dirk Baur

University of Western Australia

Robert Bianchi

Griffith University

Thierry Bros

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Colin Carter

University of California, Davis

Adam Clements

Queensland University of Technology

Graham Davies

Colorado School of Mines

Lurion DeMello

Macquarie University

John Fan

Griffith University

Reza Fathollahzadeh

Sultan Qaboos University

Rangga Handika

Abu Dhabi University

Katja Ignatieva

University of New South Wales

Julian Inchauspe

Curtin University

Julian Inchauspe

Curtin University

Joelle Miffre

EDHEC Business School

Katsushi Nakajima

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Kazuhiko Ohashi

Hitotsubashi University

Marcel Prokopczuk

University of Hannover

Ronald Ratti

University of Western Sydney

Ronald Ripple

University of Tulsa

Deepak Sharma

University of Technology Sydney

Pavel Shevchenko

Macquarie University

Bin Su

National University of Singapore

Ke Tang

Tsinghua University

Neda Todorova

Griffith University

Stefan Trueck

Macquarie University

Rafal Weron

Wroclaw University of Technology

Yingying Wu

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Dr Chardin Wese Simen

ICMA Centre, University of Reading

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