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An econometric analysis of emission allowance prices

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  • Paolella, Marc S.
  • Taschini, Luca
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    Knowledge of the statistical distribution of the prices of emission allowances, and their forecastability, are crucial in constructing, among other things, purchasing and risk management strategies in the emissions-constrained markets. This paper analyzes the two emission permits markets, CO2 in Europe, and SO2 in the US, and investigates a model for dealing with the unique stylized facts of this type of data. Its effectiveness in terms of model fit and out-of-sample value-at-risk-forecasting, as compared to models commonly used in risk-forecasting contexts, is demonstrated.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 2022-2032

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:32:y:2008:i:10:p:2022-2032

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    Keywords: C16 C32 C51 C52 C53 Emission allowances GARCH Greenhouse gases Mixture models Value-at-risk;

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