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Commodity price volatility

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  • Will Devlin

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Sarah Woods

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Brendan Coates

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

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    High and volatile commodity prices have returned as a significant global issue, with the prices of many commodities returning to around their mid-2008 peaks. This paper provides an overview of the fundamental drivers of recent price trends and considers the role played by financial speculation in commodity price formation.

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    Article provided by Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 1-12

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    Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2011_1_1

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    Keywords: commodity prices; economic development; resource booms; financial volatility;

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    1. Irwin, Scott H. & Sanders, Dwight R. & Merrin, Robert P., 2009. "Devil or Angel? The Role of Speculation in the Recent Commodity Price Boom (and Bust)," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 41(02), August.
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    1. Brendan Coates & Nghi Luu, 2012. "China's emergence in global commodity markets," Economic Roundup, Treasury, Australian Government, issue 1, pages 1-30, May.

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