Research fellows

Pär Holmberg

Associate Professor

Research interests: Electricity markets and auctions.

Among the questions that Pär Holmberg tries to answer with his research:

  • What is the bidding behavior of producers in wholesale electricity markets and how is it affected by market rules and regulations?
  • How are bidding affected by bottlenecks in the electricity grid?
  • To which extent is financial contracts used in the electricity market and how do these affect the bidding process?

 

New research

Pro-competitive Rationing in Multi-unit Auctions Pär Holmberg

Pär Holmberg"s research focuses on electricity markets, especially strategic bidding behaviour in electricity auctions.

Recent publications

"Comparison of congestion management techniques: Nodal, zonal and discriminatory pricing", (with Ewa Lazarczyk), Energy Journal (forthcoming).

 "Supply Function Equilibria: Step Functions and Continuous Representations", (with David Newbery och Daniel Ralph), Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 148, 2013, pp. 1509-1551.

"Mixed Strategies in Discriminatory Divisible-good Auctions", (with Edward Anderson och Andrew Philpott), Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 44, 2013, pp. 1-32.

"Strategic Forward Contracting in the Wholesale Electricity Market", Energy Journal, Vol. 31, 2011, pp. 169-202.

"The Supply Function Equilibrium and Its Policy Implications for Wholesale Electricity Auctions", (with David Newbery), Utilities Policy, Vol. 18, 2010, pp. 209-226.

"Supply Function Equilibria of Pay-as-Bid Auctions", Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 36, 2009, pp. 154-177.

"Numerical calculation of asymmetric supply function equilibrium with capacity constraints”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 199, 2009, pp. 285-295.

"Unique Supply Function Equilibrium with Capacity Constraints"Energy Economics, Vol. 30, Issue 1, January 2008, pp. 148-172.

"Supply Function Equilibrium with Asymmetric Capacities and Constant Marginal Costs", Energy Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2007, pp. 55-82.

"Some inequalities related to electricity auctions”, (with P. Hästö), Applied Mathematics Letters, Vol. 19, No. 8 , August 2006, pp. 814-819.

 

Working papers 

 "Supply Function Equilibria in Networks with Transport Constraints" , IFN Working Paper 945, (with Andrew Philpott).

 "Relaxing Competition through Speculation: Committing to a Negative Supply Slope" , IFN Working Paper 937, (with Bert Willems).

 

Presentations

"Supply Function Equilibria in Networks with Transport Constraints", Economics of Energy Markets conference in Toulouse, January 17, 2013.

 

 

 

Pär Holmberg

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4559
Mob: +46 72 511 6866
Par.Holmberg@ifn.se

Introduction

Pär Holmberg is Associate Professor in Economics and has a Ph.D. in Electric Power Engineering. He is an associate of Electricity Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge. Pär used to be an Economic expert in Stockholm Administrative Court of Appeal and a research fellow at Uppsala University. He dealt with with corporate taxation at the Ministry of Finance and worked as a research engineer at ABB Corporate Research.

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