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On the Relationship between World Oil Prices and GCC Stock Markets

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  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri
  • Jamel Jouini
  • Nhu Tuyen Le
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen

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We provide comprehensive evidence on the relationship between oil prices and stock markets for six GCC countries. Unlike previous contributions, a wide range of modern econometric techniques are applied in order to: i) capture both short- and long-term interactions between considered markets; ii) deal with the potential asymmetry in such interactions, and iii) control for the effects of relevant global financial variables. Empirical results show strong causal linkages in the short-run with the impact direction running usually from oil to stocks, but no long-run links based on standard cointegration analysis. Stock returns seem also to be more sensitive to negative than to positive oil shocks. Using the autoregressive distributed lags model as a robustness check for cointegration results, we find several significant cointegrating relationships between oil and stock prices.

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Article provided by The Indian Econometric Society in its journal Journal of Quantitative Economics.

Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 98-120

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  1. Jouini, Jamel & Harrathi, Nizar, 2014. "Revisiting the shock and volatility transmissions among GCC stock and oil markets: A further investigation," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 486-494.
  2. Jouini, Jamel, 2013. "Return and volatility interaction between oil prices and stock markets in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(6), pages 1124-1144.
  3. Jouini, Jamel, 2013. "Stock markets in GCC countries and global factors: A further investigation," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 80-86.

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