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Dynamic linkages among European carbon markets


  • Mohamed Amine Boutaba

    () (University of Rouen)


A number of studies have tested for cointegration between spot and futures prices in the European carbon markets. These studies tend to focus on the price discovery role of futures versus spot prices. In this paper, we draw the attention to the short- and long-run dynamic linkages among distinct European carbon markets by investigating the interdependence and the transmission efficiency between European Climate Exchange (ECX), Nordic Power Exchange (NordPool) and European Energy Exchange (EEX). To this end, we test for cointegration between European Union carbon allowances (EUAs) futures prices and also, we conduct causality tests to examine spillover dynamics. Our findings indicate that the markets exhibit a reasonable degree of efficiency in both short- and long-run.

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  • Mohamed Amine Boutaba, 2009. "Dynamic linkages among European carbon markets," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 499-511.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00063

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    1. Charles, Amélie & Darné, Olivier & Fouilloux, Jessica, 2011. "Testing the martingale difference hypothesis in CO2 emission allowances," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 27-35.
    2. Rannou, Yves & Barneto, Pascal, 2016. "Futures trading with information asymmetry and OTC predominance: Another look at the volume/volatility relations in the European carbon markets," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 159-174.
    3. Viteva, Svetlana & Veld-Merkoulova, Yulia V. & Campbell, Kevin, 2014. "The forecasting accuracy of implied volatility from ECX carbon options," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 475-484.

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    EU Emissions Trading Scheme; Transmission Efficiency; Cointegration; Granger Causality.;

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics


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