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Speculation in the oil market

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  • Luciana Juvenal
  • Ivan Petrella

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Disentangling the true drivers of oil prices is a critical first step for allocating resources and designing good policy.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in its journal Economic Synopses.

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Keywords: Petroleum products - Prices ; Vector autoregression ; Speculation;

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