Research fellows

Thomas Tangerås

Associate Professor, Program Director

Research interests: Electricity markets, telecoms, political economics and regulation.

 

Among the questions that Thomas Tangerås tries to answer with his reserach:

  • How well do electricity markets perform?
  • How important is the grid for electricity market performance?
  • What is the role of policy process for market performance?

 

New research

Real-time versus Day-ahead Market Power in a Hydro-based Electricity Market Thomas Tangerås and Johannes Mauritzen

Thomas Tangerås' main fields of interest are industrial economics and political economics. His current research focuses on (i) electricity markets, (ii) telecommunications and (iii) language policies.

Working papers

Real-time versus day-ahead market power in a hydro-based electricity market (with Johannes Mauritzen), IFN WP 1009, revised June 2014

International network competition (with Joacim Tåg), IFN WP 1005, February 2014

Renewable electricity policy and market integration, IFN WP 968, revised January 2014

Nuclear capacity auctions (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), IFN WP 892, December 2011

Intense network competition (with Johan Stennek), NET Institute WP 08-36, September 2008

Competition vs. regulation in mobile telecommunications (with Johan Stennek), NET Institute WP 08-09, September 2008

 

Scientific publications

Network competition with income effects, RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming

A reexamination of renewable electricity policy in Sweden (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Energy Policy, Vol. 58, July 2013, 57-63

Optimal transmission regulation of an integrated energy market, Energy Economics, Vol. 34, Issue 5, September 2012, 1644-1655

Designing electricity auctions: Introduction and overviewUtilities Policy, Vol. 18, Issue 4, December 2010, 163-164

Market power in the Nordic electricity wholesale market: A survey of the empirical evidence (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Energy Policy, Vol. 37, Issue 9, September 2009, 3681-3692

Yardstick competition and quality, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Summer 2009, 589-613

Democracy, autocracy and the likelihood of international conflict, Economics of Governance, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2009, 99-117

Ethnic diversity, civil war and redistribution (with Nils-Petter Lagerlöf), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 111, Issue 1, March 2009, 1-27

Unilingual versus bilingual education: a political economy analysis (with Javier Ortega), Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 6, Issue 5, September 2008, 1078-1108 

From rent seeking to human capital: a model where resource shocks cause transitions from stagnation to growth (with Nils-Petter Lagerlöf), Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 41, No. 3, August 2008, 760-780

Voter turnout in small referendums (with Morten Søberg), Electoral Studies, Vol. 26, Issue 2, June 2007, 445-459

Collusion-proof yardstick competition, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 83, No. 2, February 2002, 231-254

   

Newspaper articles, books, book chapters, policy reports

Vi kan stänga två kärnkraftsreaktorer (with Erik Lundin), Expressen, 15 July, 2014 (Source document)

Begränsa de offentliga bolagen, Svenska Dagbladet, 29 August, 2013

Energimarknaden, ägandet och klimatet (with Tommy Lundgren, Jesper Stage and Björn Carlén), SNS Förlag, 2013

Elprisskillnaderna i Sverige är motiverade - slutreplik (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson and Pär Holmberg), SvD.se Brännpunkt, 25 March, 2013

Backa inte från reformen med elområden (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson and Pär Holmberg), SvD.se Brännpunkt, 15 March, 2013

En gemensam elmarknad stärker EU:s konkurrenskraft (with Pär Holmberg), in Antonina Bakardjieva, Lars Oxelheim and Thomas Persson (eds.): Ett konkurrenskraftigt EU till rätt pris - Europaperspektiv 2013, Santérus Förlag, 2013, 207-236

Elområden viktiga för en effektivare elmarknad (with Pär Holmberg), DN.se Debatt, 5 March, 2012

Slöseri att inte genast införa timdebitering av hushållsel (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Dagens Nyheter, 11 November, 2011

Investeringar på elmarknaden - fyra förslag för förbättrad funktion (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Rapport till Expertgruppen för miljöstudier 2011:5

Norge låg bakom vinterns rekordhöga svenska elpriser (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Dagens Nyheter, 1 October, 2010

Nationella beslut kan bidra till att lösa det globala klimatproblemet, IFN Nyhetsbrev #3, 2010

Släpp fram fler ägare till svenska kärnkraftverk (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Svenska Dagbladet, 17 June, 2010

Är vindkraftkooperativens priser marknadsmässiga? Report commissioned by Svensk Vindenergi, 2009

Priserna på elmarknaden måste tåla en granskning (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Dagens Nyheter, 29 December, 2009

Fungerar konkurrensen på elmarknaden? (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson) Ekonomisk Debatt, No. 8, 2009, 21-37

Kollektiv anslutning av TV/bredband - ett konkurrensproblem? Uppdragsforskningsrapport 2009:6, Konkurrensverket, 2009

Piska bättre än morot när hushållen ska spara energi (with Sven-Olof Fridolfsson), Dagens Nyheter, 14 July, 2009

Är mobiltelemarknaden mogen för avreglering? (with Johan Stennek), Ekonomisk Debatt, No. 5, 2007, 60-66

Better regulation of mobile telecommunications (with Johan Stennek), SIEPS European Policy Analysis #1, 2007 

Är telemarknaden mogen för avreglering? Forskningen pekar i en annan riktning (with Johan Stennek), IFN Newsletter #1, 2007

Ekonomisk analys av SMP-bedömningar (with Johan Stennek), Report commissioned by Tele2 Sverige AB, 2003

Skälig och marknadsmässig samtrafikersättning (with Johan Stennek), Report commissioned by Tele2 Sverige AB, submitted to Länsrätten i Stockholm, 2002

Comment on Lars Hultkrantz: Telecommunications liberalisation in Sweden: Is ‘intermediate’ regulation viable?, Swedish Economic Policy Review, Vol. 9, No.2, Fall 2002, 163-165 

Efficiency problems within the adult education initiative – a rudimentary analysis, Report commissioned by the Swedish Agency for Public Management (Statskontoret), 2000



 

 

 

Thomas Tangerås

Contact

Ph: +46 8 665 4526
Mob: +46 70 727 5448
thomas.tangeras@ifn.se

Introduction

Thomas Tangerås holds a Ph.D in economics from IIES at Stockholm University. Before he got interested in electricity markets, he published research on such diverse topics as referendums, civil war, international conflict, language conflict and telecommunications. Thomas Tangerås has been a telecoms expert in legal matters in regards to the market for mobile telephony in Sweden. He has also co-authoured a government report on electricity markets.

 

 

 

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  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
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