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Electricity prices and fuel costs: Long-run relations and short-run dynamics

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    The paper examines the long-run relation and short-run dynamics between electricity prices and three fossil fuel prices - coal, natural gas and crude oil - using annual data for the U.S. for 1960-2007. The results suggest (1) a stable long-run relation between real prices for electricity and coal (2) Bi-directional long-run causality between coal and electricity prices. (3) Insignificant long-run relations between electricity and crude oil and/or natural gas prices. And (4) no evidence of asymmetries in the adjustment of electricity prices to deviations from equilibrium. A number of implications are addressed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (May)
    Pages: 503-509

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:31:y:2009:i:3:p:503-509

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    Keywords: Electricity prices Fuel costs Cointegration Error-correction model Asymmetric adjustment;

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