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A Time-varying VAR Investigation of the Relationship among Electricity, Fossil Fuel Prices and Exchange Rate in Turkey

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  • Abdurrahman Nazif ÇATIK

    (Ege University Department of Economics, Izmir,TURKEY)

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This paper investigates the time-varying relationship among electricity, fossil fuel prices and exchange rate in Turkey based on quarterly data for the period 1988Q1 and 2016Q1. The time-varying responses imply that the impact of fossil fuel prices and exchange rate on the electricity prices differs substantially over time. Electricity prices are significantly affected by the change in exchange rate and natural gas and coal prices, though the explanatory power of oil prices in general is found to be minimal and insignificant. The results also indicate that electricity prices have been largely dominated by the fluctuations in the natural gas prices due to the increasing share of natural gas in production of electricity.

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  • Abdurrahman Nazif ÇATIK, 2020. "A Time-varying VAR Investigation of the Relationship among Electricity, Fossil Fuel Prices and Exchange Rate in Turkey," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(3), pages 60-77, September.
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    Keywords

    electricity price; fossil fuel prices; exchange rate; TVP- VAR model; Turkey;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices

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