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Oil prices and global factor macroeconomic variables

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  • Ratti, Ronald A.
  • Vespignani, Joaquin L.

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This paper investigates the relationship between oil prices, global industrial production, prices, central bank policy interest rate and monetary aggregate with a global factor-augmented error correction model. We confirm the following stylized relationships: i) at global level, money, industrial production and prices are cointegrated; ii) positive innovation in global oil price is connected with global interest rate tightening; iii) positive innovation in global money, price level and industrial production is connected with an increase in oil prices; iv) positive innovations in global interest rate are associated with a decline in oil prices; and v) the U.S., Euro area and China are the main drivers of global macroeconomic factors.

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  • Ratti, Ronald A. & Vespignani, Joaquin L., 2016. "Oil prices and global factor macroeconomic variables," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 198-212.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:59:y:2016:i:c:p:198-212
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2016.06.002
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