2nd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference

2nd Australasian Commodity Markets Conference

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  • Date: 22-23 March, 2018
  • Venue: Macquarie University City Campus, 123 Pitt Street (Angel Place), 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 Speech: Jaime Casassus, Universidad Catolica de Chile
Conference participation fees:
  • Academic rate:  A$400 (Early Bird, until January 24 (11.59pm, Australian Eastern Daylight Time)), A$500 (Standard Rate)
  • Industry rate: A$500 (Full Conference), A$300 (One-Day Registration)
  • Full-time PhD Students: $A250

This registration includes lunch and refreshments, plus a conference dinner on Thursday, March 22.

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
  • Renewable energy and the transition of electricity markets
  • 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
  • Carbon bubble and stranded assets
  • Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc) for commodity markets
  • Energy pricing issues in Asia and Australia
  • Global and regional trade of commodities
  • Carbon pricing and emissions trading
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