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Energy Prices, Inflation, and Recession, 1974-1975

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  • Knut Anton Mork
  • Robert E. Hall

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The energy price shock depressed real output by two percent in 1974 and by five percent in 1975, according to our results. Prices rose by four percent in 1974 and by another two percent in 1975. These conclusions are derived from an aggregate model of the U.S. economy with an explicit role of energy in production. The distinction between expected and unexpected shocks is an important part of the model. We also examine monetary and fiscal policies that might have offset the energy shock.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0369.

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Date of creation: Jul 1979
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Publication status: published as Mork, Knut Anton and Hall Robert E. "Energy Prices, Inflation, and Recession, 1974-1975." The Energy Journal, Vol. 1, Iss. 3 (1980), pp. 31-64.
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  1. Greene, David L & Jones, Donald W & Leiby, Paul N, 1998. "The outlook for US oil dependence," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 55-69, January.
  2. Park, Chuhwan & Chung, Mo & Lee, Sukgyu, 2011. "The effects of oil price on regional economies with different production structures: A case study from Korea using a structural VAR model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(12), pages 8185-8195.
  3. Ben Hunt, 2005. "Oil Price Shocks," IMF Working Papers 05/215, International Monetary Fund.
  4. Hamdi, Helmi & Sbia, Rashid, 2013. "Dynamic relationships between oil revenues, government spending and economic growth in an oil-dependent economy," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 118-125.

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