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The role of market expectations in commodity price dynamics: Evidence from oil data

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This paper examines the contribution of market expectations to commodity price dynamics. It proposes a dynamic competitive storage framework with an explicit expectations shock along with concurrent shocks to study the commodity price movements. This allows for a refined analysis of the expectations’ effect on price and inventory and the estimation of the expectations. Applied to the world crude oil market, it finds that the contribution of market expectations to the crude oil spot price movements is limited from 1987 to 2014.

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  • Jin, Xin, 2019. "The role of market expectations in commodity price dynamics: Evidence from oil data," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 90(C), pages 1-18.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:90:y:2019:i:c:p:1-18
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2018.09.002
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    Commodity spot price; Commodity inventory; Expectations shock; Dynamic equilibrium model; State space model;
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    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
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