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Input Demand under Joint Energy and Output Prices Uncertainties

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  • Alghalith, Moawia
  • Guo, Xu
  • Wong, Wing-Keung
  • Zhu, Lixing

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In this paper, we analyze the impacts of joint energy and output prices uncertainties on the inputs demands in a mean-variance framework. We find that an increase in expected output price will surely cause the risk averse firm to increase the inputs’ demand, while an increase in expected energy price will surely cause the risk averse firm to decrease the demand for energy and increase the demand for non-risky inputs. Further, increasing the variance of energy price will necessarily cause the risk averse firm to decrease the demands for the non-risky inputs. Furthermore, we investigate the two cases with only uncertain energy price and only uncertain output price. In the case with only uncertain energy price, we find that the uncertain energy price has no impact on the demands for the non-risky inputs.

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  • Alghalith, Moawia & Guo, Xu & Wong, Wing-Keung & Zhu, Lixing, 2013. "Input Demand under Joint Energy and Output Prices Uncertainties," MPRA Paper 52368, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Wing-Keung Wong, 2018. "Management Information, Decision Sciences, and Financial Economics: A Connection," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 18-004/III, Tinbergen Institute.
    2. Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Wing-Keung Wong, 2018. "Big Data, Computational Science, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Psychology: Connections," Journal of Risk and Financial Management, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 11(1), pages 1-29, March.
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    Keywords

    Price Uncertainty; Mean-Variance; Energy price; Risk;

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    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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