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Information Flows across the Futures Term Structure:Evidence from Crude Oil Prices

RR-FiME-14-05 Delphine Lautier, Franck Raynaud and Michel A. Robe We apply the concepts of conditional entropy, information transfers and directed graphs to investigate empirically the propagation of price fluctuations across a futures term structure. We focus on price relationships for North American crude oil futures because this key market experienced several structural changes between 2000 and 2014: financialization (starting in 2003), infrastructure limitations (in 2008-2011) and regulatory Read more [...]

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Juil

Integration of Commodity Derivative Markets:Has It Gone Too Far?

RR-FiME-14-04 Delphine LAUTIER, Julien LING and Franck RAYNAUD We examine the impact of two financial crises on commodity derivative markets: the subprime crisis and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. These crises are "external" to the commodity markets because they occurred in the financial sphere. Still, because commodity markets are now highly integrated with each other and with other financial markets, such events could have had an impact. In order to fully comprehend this possible impact, Read more [...]

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Juin

Fuel Poverty as a Major Determinant of Perceived Health: The Case of France

RR-FiME-14-03 Corinne CHATON, Elie LACROIX The numbers of households in fuel poverty is increasing. Indeed, more and more people are struggling to heat their homes and therefore more and more people are exposed to low temperatures which can affect their health. In this paper, we use the French database of the Healthcare and Insurance survey to study the link between a subjective measure of fuel poverty (coldness) and self-reported health. We also analyze the impact of other individual and environmental Read more [...]

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Mai

Explicit Investment Rules with Time-to-build and Uncertainty

RR-FiME-14-02 René Aid, Salvatore Federico, Huyên Pham, Bertrand Villeneuve We establish explicit socially optimal rules for an irreversible investment decision with time-to-build and uncertainty. Assuming a price sensitive demand function with a random intercept, we provide comparative statics and economic interpretations for three models of demand (arithmetic Brownian, geometric Brownian, and the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross). Committed capacity, that is, the installed capacity plus the investment in Read more [...]

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Avr

Hedging Expected Losses on Derivatives in Electricity Futures Markets

RR-FiME-14-01 Adrien Nguyen Huu, Nadia Oudjane  

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Sep

A Simple Equilibrium Model for a Commodity Market with Spot and Futures Trades

RR-FiME-13-05 Ivar Ekeland, Delphine Lautier, Bertrand Villeneuve We propose a simple equilibrium model, where the physical and the derivative markets of the commodity interact. There are three types of agents: industrial processors, inventory holders and speculators. Only the two first of them operate in the physical market. All of them, however, may initiate a position in the paper market, for hedging and/or speculation purposes. We give the necessary and sufficient conditions on the fundamentals Read more [...]

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Sep

Two Algorithms for the Discrete Time Approximation of Markovian Backward Stochastic Differential Equations under Local Conditions

RR-FiME-13-04 Plamen Turkedjiev Two discretizations of a novel class of Markovian backward stochastic differential equations (BSDEs) are studied. The first is the classical Euler scheme which approximates a projection of the processes Z, and the second a novel scheme based on Malliavin weights which approximates the mariginals of the process Z directly. Extending the representation theorem of Ma and Zhang [MZ02] leads to advanced a priori estimates and stability results for this class of BSDEs. Read more [...]

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Juil

Utility Indifference Valuation for Non-Smooth Payoffs with an Application to Power Derivatives

RR-FiME-13-03 Giuseppe Benedetti, Luciano Campi We consider the problem of exponential utility indifference valuation under the simplified framework where traded and nontraded assets are uncorrelated but where the claim to be priced possibly depends on both. Traded asset prices follow a multivariate Black and Scholes model, while nontraded asset prices evolve as generalized Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes. We provide a BSDE characterization of the utility indifference price (UIP) for a large class Read more [...]

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Mai

Real option game with a random regulator: the value of being preferred

RR-FiME-13-02 Adrien Nguyen Huu We attempt to formalize a randomization procedure undertaken in pre-emptive real option games without simultaneous investment. This allows to propose a unified treatment of both real option games with and without simultaneous investment. This is done by introducing a random arbitrator with different parametrization. We then extend the study to an unfair arbitrator. This leads to competitive advantages in various asymmetrical situations. Relying on the results of Read more [...]

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Jan

Banking and Backloading Emission Permits

RR-FIME-13-01 Corinne CHATON, Anna CRETI, Benoît PELUCHON In this article we focus on carbon price dynamics, more specfically the impact of a policy envisaged by the European Commission to increase the CO2 price. This policy consists of removing a share of the allowances al- located for a period in order to reallocate some or all of them during the following period. To analyze the impact of this backloading we determine the CO2 market equilibrium with and without the policy, considering not only Read more [...]

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