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Fractional integration and cointegration in merger and acquisitions in the US petroleum industry


  • Manuel Monge
  • Luís Alberiko Gil-Alana


This article employs methodologies based on fractional integration and cointegration to analyse the time-series properties of merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity and crude oil prices in the US from 1980 to 2012. Our results indicate that an increase in the crude oil price produces a significant increase in the M&A data between 2 and 3 months after the initial shock.

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  • Manuel Monge & Luís Alberiko Gil-Alana, 2016. "Fractional integration and cointegration in merger and acquisitions in the US petroleum industry," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(10), pages 701-704, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:23:y:2016:i:10:p:701-704
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1100245

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