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Price dynamics in European petroleum markets

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  • Wlazlowski, Szymon
  • Giulietti, Monica
  • Binner, Jane
  • Milas, Costas

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This paper analyses horizontal and vertical price dynamics in the EU petroleum markets. The results indicate that the cross-country price differentials have significant impact on the local price adjustments. We investigate the cross-national price spill-overs and find that the extent of the welfare transfer due to asymmetric price transmission, when analysed in a cross-country setting, is less pronounced than claimed in previous contributions in this area. We also find empirical evidence, although indirect, for the politically charged concept of "fuel tourism", using a pan-European cross-product time series dataset.

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  • Wlazlowski, Szymon & Giulietti, Monica & Binner, Jane & Milas, Costas, 2009. "Price dynamics in European petroleum markets," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 99-108, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:31:y:2009:i:1:p:99-108
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