Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of International Management
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2013/05
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Emission Allowance as a Derivative on Commodity-Spread
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Asia-Pacific Financial Markets
Volume, Issue, Page 20(2),pp.183-217
Author and coauthor 大橋和彦
Details We provide a valuation formula for emission allowance. Assuming that the value of emission allowance on the last day of a trading phase is equal to a spread of commodity prices (e.g. electricity and natural gas) when the spread is positive and less than the penalty, we show that the emission allowance price is equal to the value of a portfolio of European call options on the spread of the commodities. Using the formula, we obtain a hedging strategy for emission allowance trading. We also empirically analyze option value embedded in emission allowance, and find by numerical analysis that the option value is relatively large.
ISSN 1387-2834