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Sobre Los Fundamentales Del Precio De La Energía Eléctrica: Evidencia Empírica Para Colombia


  • Jorge Barrientos Marín

    (Universidad de Antioquia)

  • Mónica Toro Martínez

    (Universidad de Antioquia)


in this paper we are interested in investigating the market fundamentals that influences energy prices formation in Colombia and evaluating the impact of the some market variables on the behavior of energy price by estimating the impulse-response function. To this end we estimate VAR specification. In addition, we carried out an exploratory analysis for forecasting the future energy prices in the next 10 years. Our main conclusion is that the set of variables which most affects the evolution of the energy prices is the hydrology and the declared availability. About the forecasting, we found that the energy prices going to increase for the next years with a kind of fall around 2018 just for recovery ahead.

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  • Jorge Barrientos Marín & Mónica Toro Martínez, 2016. "Sobre Los Fundamentales Del Precio De La Energía Eléctrica: Evidencia Empírica Para Colombia," Grupo Microeconomía Aplicada 74, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:grupom:074

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    Spot market; electricity prices; VAR; forecasting; impulse response function;
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    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • Q47 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy Forecasting

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