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The Price of Oil over the Very Long Term

In: The Econometrics of Energy Systems


  • Sophie Chardon


Identifying the stochastic processes governing energy prices is relevant for both energy policymakers and private energy actors. On the one hand, producers have to run energy price forecasts in order to motivate investment decisions related to resource exploration or reserve development. On the other hand, policymakers need to assess the future trends that energy prices may follow in order to adjust the timing of their energy policies. Indeed, the consequences of the oil price shock in terms of economic growth have highlighted the impact of energy price fluctuations.

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  • Sophie Chardon, 2007. "The Price of Oil over the Very Long Term," Palgrave Macmillan Books, in: Jan Horst Keppler & RĂ©gis Bourbonnais & Jacques Girod (ed.), The Econometrics of Energy Systems, chapter 10, pages 207-224, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:palchp:978-0-230-62631-7_10
    DOI: 10.1057/9780230626317_10

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