Background and activities

Research interests: Finance (capital markets, financial institutions, financial regulation, risk measures); Energy and Commodity Finance (pricing and risk management in electricity, gas and oil markets)

Methods and skills: Econometrics (applied arnd estimation): regime-switching models, time-varying quantile regression, time series; Multistage stochastic programming: production planning with applications to energy; Financial mathematics: random field modelling


  • November 2016 – ECOMFIN Best Paper Award, Energy and Commodity Finance Conference, Paris.

  • October 2013– DK Gupta Memorial Best Energy Paper Award 2013, Conference Energy Finance, Essen.

Research grants:

       -  EU Grant Horizon 2020, +CityxChange (2018), project partner:

-  Grant offered by the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) to build a PhD Summer School of Finance (2019) at NTNU Business School (50'000 USD)

-   NTNU Research Grant 6 million NOK (2 PhD positions financed for 3 years) (February 2018): Financial challenges for the integration of short term electricity markets with Stein-Erik Fleten

-  Research grant Adolf Øiens donasjonsfond (March 2018), 100`000 NOK, Energizing new computational frontiers

-  Isaac Newton Institute (personal) EU grant: Simons Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute, Research Stay Cambridge, 15 March—03 May 2019.

-  Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, Research programme Energy-Economy-Society (EWG), 2016. Grant of 120’000 CHF for the research proposal: Econometric analysis of the determinants of electricity wholesale prices

-  Joint grant with the University of Vienna of 40’000 EUR (2010-2013) Energy Policies and Risk Management for the 21st Century

PhD students:

  • supervision:
    • Ranik Raaen Wahlstrøm (quantitative finance)
    • Wei Li (energy finance)
  • co-supervision:
    • Akarsh Kainth
    • Valeriy Kunst

International Research Collaborations:

  • University of St. Gallen (Lehrauftrag)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (Research Fellow)
  • Queen Mary University of London (Research Fellow)
  • Universities of Oslo and Karlsruhe

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Westgaard, Sjur; Paraschiv, Florentina; Ekern, Lina Lasessen; Naustdal, Ingrid; Roald, Malene. (2019) Forecasting Price Distributions in the German Electricity Market. International Financial Markets, Volume 1.






  • Gamze, Celik; Frauendorfer, Karl; Paraschiv, Florentina. (2014) Joint dynamics of European and American oil prices. Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN 978-1-137-37734-0.
  • Kovacevic, Raimund M.; Paraschiv, Florentina. (2014) Medium-term planning for thermal electricity production. OR Spektrum. vol. 36 (3).
  • Paraschiv, Florentina; Erni, David; Pietsch, Ralf. (2014) The impact of renewable energies on EEX day-ahead electricity prices. Energy Policy. vol. 73.
  • Paraschiv, Florentina; Mudry, Pierre Antoine. (2014) Stress testing techniques for portfolios of commodity futures, using extreme-value theory and copulas. 2014. ISBN 978-3-319-20429-1. Computational Management Science (682).




  • Paraschiv, Florentina. (2011) Modeling client rates and volumes of the non-maturing savings accounts. 2011. ISBN 978-3-258-07706-2.