Energy Finance Christmas Workshop (EFC18)

12-13.12.2018, Bolzano (Bozen), Italy

EFC18 is the 8th event in the highly successful series of Energy Finance Christmas workshops. It is set in the capital city of the province of South Tyrol (Alto Adige), ranked in 2014 as having the Best Quality of Life in Italy.

The workshop is organized by Angelica Gianfreda (unibz), with the help of Federico Boffa (unibz), F. Marta L. Di Lascio (unibz), Fabrizio Durante (Universita' del Salento), Enrico Foscolo (unibz), Francesco Ravazzolo (unibz), Luca Rossini (unibz) and Giacomo Scandolo (Universita’ di Firenze). EFC18 is partially supported by the FoMoPM project Forecasting and Monitoring Electricity Prices and Volumes (PI Angelica Gianfreda), approved by the Central Research Committee of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Università 1, Bolzano (Universitätsplatz 1, Bozen), 39100 Italy

Event Manager:
Alessandra Volpato, Secretariat of the Faculty of Economics and Management
E-mail: alessandra.volpato@unibz.it, phone: +39-0471-013012.

Invited speakers

  • Roberto Casarin, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Federico Clementi, REF-E, Italy
  • Michael Coulon, University of Sussex, UK
  • Michele Dalena, TERNA, Italy (*)
  • Daniela Escobar, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Stein-Erik Fleten, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Carlo Fezzi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Christoph Funk, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Takashi Kanamura, University of Kyoto, Japan
  • Rüdiger Kiesel, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Carlo Lucheroni, University of Camerino, Italy (*)
  • Katarzyna Maciejowska, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Grzegorz Marcjasz, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Johannes Mauritzen, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Stefano Menna, Europe Energy, Italy
  • Florentina Paraschiv, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Matteo Pelagatti, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Luca Rossini, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paolo Santucci de Magistris, LUISS, Italy
  • Alessandro Sapio, University of Napoli Parthenope, Italy
  • Michael Schürle, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Stefan Trück, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Bartosz Uniejewski, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Tiziano Vargiolu, University of Padua, Italy
  • Arne Vogler, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Rafał Weron, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Sjur Westgaard, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • Florian Ziel, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

(*) To be confirmed






Participation is by invitation only. List of participants: TBA


Getting there

By rail: One of the best ways to get to Bolzano is by train - the station is only a few minutes walking from the central Walther square! The DB/ÖBB EuroCity trains will carry you conveniently and directly to Bolzano from stations in Munich, Innsbruck, Venezia Santa Lucia, Bologna and Verona. These trains, operated in partnership by the German and Austrian railways, run along these lines very often. There is no need to switch trains at the Brennero (Brenner) Pass and advance booking of trains is not necessary. Furthermore, trilingual staff members will attend to your needs. Tickets may be booked online or bought on board. Please visit http://www.oebb.at/en/ or http://www.megliointreno.it

By bus: FlixBus has one of the largest connection networks in Europe and has recently added new Italian routes. Bolzano can be directly reached from many other cities, including some major European airports. The prices start at 3.99 EUR. Online bookings at https://www.flixbus.it/autobus/bolzano

By air: The nearest international airports are in Innsbruck and Verona. The other airports Bergamo, Treviso, Venice and Munich are over 200 km away (or four hours by rail). From the airport in Verona, you may take the AeroBus to Verona Porta Nuova train station to catch a train to Bozen. Find more information at http://www.aeroportoverona.it/en/aerobus_t2

By car: The access to the city centre of Bozen-Bolzano is under video surveillance. Please follow the indication to the parking places and do not overstep the gates in order to avoid to be sanctioned. For parking, follow the electronic indications at the main entrances of the city.

Coming from the South: Take the motorway exit "Bolzano Sud" and park your car at the Fair (1300 lots). From there you find public busses to the center every 15 minutes or the train every 30 minutes.

Coming from the North: Take the motorway exit "Bolzano Nord" and park at the parking "Bolzano Centro", which is only a few minutes walking from the center.


Hotels nearby

Please keep in mind that Christmas period is high season so we recommend booking your room well in advance. For suggestions, visit http://www.bolzano-bozen.it/en/accommodation-bolzano.htm or http://www.booking.com