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Volatility Relationship between Crude Oil and Petroleum Products

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  • Thomas Lee

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This paper utilizes calculated historical volatility and GARCH models to compare the historical price volatility behavior of crude oil, motor gasoline and heating oil in U.S. markets since 1990. We incorporate a shift variable in the GARCH/TARCH models to capture the response of price volatility to a change in OPEC’s pricing behavior. This study has three major conclusions. First, there was an increase in volatility as a result of a structural shift to higher crude oil prices after April 1999. Second, volatility shocks from current news are not important since GARCH effects dominate ARCH effects in the variance equation. Third, persistence of volatility in all commodity markets is quite transitory, with half-lives normally being a few weeks. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2007

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  • Thomas Lee & John Zyren, 2007. "Volatility Relationship between Crude Oil and Petroleum Products," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 35(1), pages 97-112, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:35:y:2007:i:1:p:97-112
    DOI: 10.1007/s11293-006-9051-9
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    Keywords

    oil markets; price volatility; petroleum product; GARCH; asymmetric response; Q40;

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    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General

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