Energy consumption and production have major influences on the economy, environment, and society, but in return they are also influenced by how the economy is structured, how the social institutions work, and how the society deals with environmental degradation. The need for integrated assessment of the relationship between energy, economy, environment, and society is clear, and this handbook offers an in-depth review of all four pillars of the energy-economy-environment-society nexus.

Bringing together contributions from all over the world, this handbook includes sections devoted to each of the four pillars. Moreover, as the financialization of commodity markets has made risk analysis more complicated and intriguing, the sections also cover energy commodity markets and their links to other financial and non-financial markets. In addition, econometric modeling and the forecasting of energy needs, as well as energy prices and volatilities, are also explored. Each part emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of the energy economics field and from this perspective, chapters offer a review of models and methods used in the literature.

The Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics will be of great interest to all those studying and researching in the area of energy economics. It offers guideline suggestions for policy makers as well as for future research.

chapter |9 pages


part I|140 pages

Energy and economy

chapter 1|15 pages

Energy demand

chapter 2|19 pages

Energy and economic growth

chapter 5|11 pages

Energy efficiency and economy-wide rebound

Realizing a net gain to society?

part II|99 pages

Energy and environment

part III|77 pages

Energy and society

chapter 17|15 pages

Energy and the public

The economic relevance of citizens’ engagement

chapter 18|18 pages

Quality of life and energy use

Is there a fair energy use level?

chapter 19|10 pages

Responsible investment

chapter 20|11 pages

Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma

Case studies of normative trade-offs in Malawi, Mexico, and Germany

part IV|102 pages

Energy and other markets

chapter 22|16 pages

Oil and stock prices

chapter 24|8 pages

Mutual funds and the energy sector

part V|184 pages

Energy modeling

chapter 32|15 pages

Top-down and bottom-up models

chapter 34|24 pages

Index decomposition analysis

Models and applications

chapter 35|16 pages

Electricity price forecasting

chapter 38|17 pages

The use of foresight in energy policy