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Biodiesel as a motor fuel price stabilization mechanism

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  • Serra, Teresa
  • Gil, Jose Maria

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This article studies the capacity of biofuels to reduce motor fuel price fluctuations. For this purpose, we study dependence between crude oil and biodiesel blend prices in Spain. Copula models are used for this purpose. Results suggest that the practice of blending biodiesel with diesel can protect consumers against extreme crude oil price increases.

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  • Serra, Teresa & Gil, Jose Maria, 2012. "Biodiesel as a motor fuel price stabilization mechanism," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126056, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    biodiesel; crude oil; dependency analysis; copula models; Agricultural and Food Policy; Demand and Price Analysis; c32; q11;

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