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Monetary Policy Trade-Offs with a Dominant Oil Producer

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  • ANTON NAKOV
  • ANDREA PESCATORI

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We model oil production decisions from optimizing principles rather than assuming exogenous oil price shocks and show that the presence of a dominant oil producer leads to sizable static and dynamic distortions of the production process. Under our calibration, the static distortion costs the U.S. around 1.6% of GDP per year. In addition, the dynamic distortion, reflected in inefficient fluctuations of the oil price markup, generates a trade-off between stabilizing inflation and aligning output with its efficient level. Our model is a step away from discussing the effects of exogenous oil price variations and toward analyzing the implications of the underlying shocks that cause oil prices to change in the first place. Copyright (c) 2010 The Ohio State University.

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Volume (Year): 42 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 1-32

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  1. Michael Plante, 2009. "How Should Monetary Policy Respond to Changes in the Relative Price of Oil? Considering Supply and Demand Shocks," Caepr Working Papers 2009-013, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
  2. Tao Wu & Michele Cavallo, 2009. "Measuring oil-price shocks using market-based information," Working Papers 0905, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  3. Ratti, Ronald A & Vespignani, Joaquin L., 2012. "Crude Oil Prices and Liquidity, the BRIC and G3 countries," Working Papers 15727, University of Tasmania, School of Economics and Finance, revised 17 Dec 2012.
  4. Deren Unalmis & Ibrahim Unalmis & D. Filiz Unsal, 2012. "On the Sources and Consequences of Oil Price Shocks," IMF Working Papers 12/270, International Monetary Fund.
  5. Deren Unalmis & Ibrahim Unalmis & Derya Filiz Unsal, 2012. "On Oil Price Shocks: The Role of Storage," IMF Economic Review, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 60(4), pages 505-532, December.
  6. Kilian, Lutz & Vigfusson, Robert J., 2011. "Nonlinearities In The Oil Price–Output Relationship," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 15(S3), pages 337-363, November.
  7. Bhanumurthy, N. R. & Das, Surajit & Bose, Sukanya, 2012. "Oil Price Shock, Pass-through Policy and its Impact on India," Working Papers 12/99, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.
  8. Eric Amoo Bondzie & Giovanni Di Bartolomeo & Gabriel Obed Fosu, 2014. "Oil Price Fluctuations and it Impact on Economic Growth: A Dsge Approach," International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, vol. 4(2), pages 217-242, February.
  9. Samuel Wills, 2013. "Optimal Monetary Responses to Oil Discoveries," Economics Series Working Papers OxCarre Research Paper 12, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  10. Lorenzo Forni & Andrea Gerali & Alessandro Notarpietro & Massimiliano Pisani, 2012. "Euro area and global oil shocks: an empirical model-based analysis," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 873, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  11. Anton Nakov & Galo Nuño, 2011. "A general equilibrium model of the oil market," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 1125, Banco de Espa�a.
  12. Ano Sujithan, Kuhanathan & Koliai, Lyes & Avouyi-Dovi, Sanvi, 2013. "Does Monetary Policy Respond to Commodity Price Shocks?," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/11718, Paris Dauphine University.

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