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Petrol price asymmetries revisited

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  • Reilly, Barry
  • Witt, Robert

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An error correction model is fitted to monthly data on net retail prices for the United Kingdom over the period January 1982 to June 1995 in order to examine the short-run response of retail petrol prices to changes in input costs and the exchange rate. The hypothesis of a symmetric response by petrol retailers to crude price rises and falls is rejected by the data over the period examined. A similar hypothesis in regard to the exchange rate is also rejected by the data.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

Volume (Year): 20 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 297-308

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:20:y:1998:i:3:p:297-308

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