ČEPS Corporate Chair

ČEPS Corporate Chair position is currently held by Mgr. PhDr. Silvester van Koten, Ph.D.​

  I am an economist specializing in Energy Economics and Economics Experiments with a special interest in the economics of electricity markets, renewables and regulation.I received my Ph.D. at CERGE-EI in 2009. He also holds a MA in Psychology from Utrecht University. My present research appraises the effect of the structure of spot market prices on the forward premium in electricity markets and the effectiveness of self-regulating organisations using both theory and economics experiments. In my previous research I analysed the effects of more transparent financial markets on competition and prices in the EU electricity markets, also using economics experiments. I publish in Energy Economics, Energy Policy, European Economic Review, and the European Journal of Law & Economics and presented my research at numerous international conferences such as EEA-ESEM, EARIE, ESA, EEM, and Economics of Energy Markets (see for more details).