Commodity Market Workshop - summing up

The aim of the Commodity Markets Workshop was to gather academics and researchers to present high-quality research in all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets. In particular, this event was meant as a venue for PhD-students to present and get feedback on current research projects. We received a large amount of submissions for the workshop, and only papers of very high quality were accepted. Several areas of commodity research were represented, like e.g. fish markets, energy markets, shipping, as well as articles that examine a panel of commodities in a broader context. Please follow this link for an overview of the papers that were presented and discussed. 

In addition to the presentation given by conference participants, we also had keynote speakers from well-known and experienced researchers in the area of agriculture and energy. Keynote presentations were given by:

- Colin Carter, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis: "Commodity Storage and the Market Effects of Biofuel Policies"

- Ron Ripple, Mervin Bovaird Professor of Energy Business and Finance: "Has high frequency trading come to crude oil futures?"

- Donna Wilson, Elsevier: "How to get published: structuring your article"

Presentation by Ron Ripple: Has high frequency trading come to crude oil futures?

Ron Ripple: Has high frequency trading come to crude oil futures?

Torun Fretheim

Donna Wilson represented Elsevier at the workshop, to promote the launch of their new journal, The Journal of Commodity Markets. The Editor-in-Chief were also present, and those who presented papers at the workshop were encouraged to submit their papers to JoCM. The first issue is scheduled for January 2016. 

Please note that the journal will have a special edition devoted to the workshop in Oslo, and participants at the workshop are encouraged to submit their papers. If you would like your article to be considered for the special issue, please state so in your cover letter. The deadline for submission is 30 June 2015.

We extend our thanks to all participants for making this workshop such an enjoyable event. In particular, we would like to thank all of you who agreed to act as chairs and discussants during this two day event, some on very short notice. Finally, we would like to thank Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences for financial and practical support, and Molde University College, the Finance Market Fund, and the National Research School in Business Economics and Administration for financial support.

Published 25. May 2015 - 15:50 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22