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The Palgrave Handbook of International Energy Economics

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Assesses the evolution and current state of international energy economics

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Presents multidisciplinary perspectives from Economics, Politics, and Energy Studies

  • Uses theoretical and policy approaches to international energy economics

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Table of contents (36 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxvi
  2. Economics of Energy Production and Distribution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Economics of Oil and Gas Production

      • Nadine Bret-Rouzaut
      Pages 3-22Open Access
    3. Economics of Gas Transportation by Pipeline and LNG

      • Gergely Molnar
      Pages 23-57Open Access
    4. Economics of Oil Refining

      • Jean-Pierre Favennec
      Pages 59-74Open Access
    5. Economics of Hydrogen

      • Martin Robinius, Simonas Cerniauskas, Reinhard Madlener, Christina Kockel, Aaron Praktiknjo, Detlef Stolten
      Pages 75-102Open Access
    6. Economics of Power Generation

      • Manfred Hafner, Giacomo Luciani
      Pages 103-109Open Access
    7. Power Generation from Coal, Oil, Gas, and Biofuels

      • Arash Farnoosh
      Pages 111-130Open Access
    8. Power Generation from Nuclear Energy

      • Valerie Faudon
      Pages 131-144Open Access
    9. Hydropower

      • Eike Blume-Werry, Martin Everts
      Pages 145-156Open Access
    10. Solar Power Generation

      • Laima Eicke, Anselm Eicke, Manfred Hafner
      Pages 157-169Open Access
    11. Wind Power Generation

      • Anselm Eicke, Laima Eicke, Manfred Hafner
      Pages 171-182Open Access
    12. Geothermal Power Generation

      • Isabella Nardini
      Pages 183-194Open Access
    13. Power Generation from Tides and Waves

      • Dhruv Bhatnagar, Danielle Preziuso, Rebecca O’Neil
      Pages 195-212Open Access
    14. The Economics of Energy Networks

      • Andrea Bonzanni
      Pages 213-233Open Access
    15. Economics of Electricity Battery Storage

      • Michel Noussan
      Pages 235-253Open Access
    16. Economics of Sector Coupling

      • Michel Noussan
      Pages 255-268Open Access
    17. The Integration of Non-dispatchable Renewables

      • Marco Baroni
      Pages 269-299Open Access
    18. Financing of Energy Investment

      • Jérôme Halbout, Marie-Noëlle Riboud-Seydoux
      Pages 301-324Open Access
  3. Economics of Energy Trading and Price Discovery

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 325-325

About this book

This open access handbook is distinguished by its emphasis on international energy, rather than domestic energy policies or international geopolitic aspects. Addressing key topics such as energy production and distribution, renewables and corporate energy structures, alongside global energy trends, regional case studies and emerging areas such as the digitalization of energy and energy transition, this handbook provides a major new contribution to the field of international energy economics.  

Written by academics, practitioners and policy-makers, this handbook is a valuable and timely addition to the literature on international energy economics. 

This book was published open access with the support of Eni. 


  • Economics of energy production and distribution
  • oil
  • gas
  • coal
  • electricity
  • biofuels
  • Economics of power generation
  • Economics of renewables
  • Energy transition
  • Energy financing
  • International trade in energy
  • Corporate energy structures
  • Digitalization in Energy
  • Cyber-security in energy
  • Energy demand for buildings/industry/transportation
  • Decarbonization
  • Energy subsidies
  • Vertical integration in energy
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Johns Hopkins University SAIS-Europe, Oberägeri, Switzerland

    Manfred Hafner

  • Paris School of International Affairs, SciencesPo, Founex, Switzerland

    Giacomo Luciani

About the editors

Professor Manfred Hafner teaches economics and (geo)-politics of international energy at the SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe). Until recently he directed the “Geopolitics and Energy Transition” research program at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). He also runs his own energy strategy consultancy with which he has over the last decades extensively advised governments, international organizations and the energy industry.

Professor Giacomo Luciani leads the Master in International Energy at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, which he established in 2011. He is also adjunct professor of interdisciplinary studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva; and Visiting Professor in the Master in Commodity Trading of the Graduate School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva.

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