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Market Power and Forward Prices

Keith Ruddell (), Tony Downward and Andy Philpott
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Tony Downward: University of Auckland
Andy Philpott: University of Auckland

No 1193, Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics

Abstract: We construct a model of strategic behavior in sequential markets which exhibits a persistent forward price premium. On the spot market, producers wield market power while purchasers are price takers. Producers with forward commitments have less incentive to raise prices on the spot market. Purchasers are thus willing to pay a premium to producers for forward contracts. We argue that this type of forward premium is not susceptible to arbitrage by speculators on the forward market, since purchasers prefer forward contracts backed by producers.

Keywords: Forward pricing; Electricity markets; Market power; Arbitrage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D43 G13 L12 L13 Q41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2017-11-29
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-cta, nep-ene, nep-gth, nep-ind and nep-reg
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