Economists discuss the electricity market and energy transition (BSE Roundtable)

Research roundtable in a Modernist room with vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows

Economists at the Barcelona School of Economics talk about record-breaking electricity prices and what they mean in the context of the global energy transition.

The Barcelona School of Economics organized the panel discussion, "What's happening in the electricity market?" on October 1, 2021. The discussion took place at the BSE Trobada, the first gathering of the academic year for the entire BSE research community.

The topic of the electricity market is a timely one as Spain in particular and the world at large confront record-breaking energy prices on an almost daily basis. During the roundtable, our panelists drew on the research they have conducted over many years on energy economics and markets to analyze the immediate challenges and to offer perspectives on the energy transition that our society and our changing climate require for a sustainable future.

Video: Roundtable recap

Roundtable panelists

Watch the full roundtable on YouTube

Further research on the energy transition at BSE

Roundtable panelist Mar Reguant has been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant for her project, "Understanding the Energy Transition with a Machine Learning Toolbox." Over the next five years, Reguant and her research team at the Barcelona School of Economics will develop and implement novel statistical tools and structural models in order to study the economic impacts of the rapid transformation of electricity markets and propose improvements to the design of electricity markets going forward.