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An Economic Analysis Of The Determinants Of Lumber Futures Price Movements


  • Rucker, Randal R.
  • Thurman, Walter N.
  • Yoder, Jonathan K.


Recent lumber price volatility has been attributed to Spotted Owl Litigation and U.S.-Canada trade disputes. We use intervention analysis to explain daily lumber futures price volatility based on these events and other factors. The way information enters the market is shown to affect the speed and extent of market reaction.
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  • Rucker, Randal R. & Thurman, Walter N. & Yoder, Jonathan K., 1999. "An Economic Analysis Of The Determinants Of Lumber Futures Price Movements," Trade Research Center Research Discussion Papers 29247, Montana State University, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:motrdp:29247

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    1. Thomas L. Mann & Richard J. Dowen, 1996. "Are hog and pig reports informative?," Journal of Futures Markets, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(3), pages 273-287, May.
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    lumber markets; future prices; Marketing; D4;

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    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design


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