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Oil price shocks and monetary policy in a data-rich environment

  • Knut Are Aastveit


    (Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway) and the University of Oslo)

This paper examines the impact of different types of oil price shocks on the U.S. economy, using a factor-augmented VAR (FAVAR) approach. The results indicate that when examining the effects of oil price shocks, it is important to account for the interaction between the oil market and the macroeconomy. I find that oil demand shocks are more important than oil supply shocks in driving several macroeconomic variables, and that the origin of demand shocks matter. Specifically, the U.S. economy and monetary policy respond differently to global demand shocks that have the effect of raising the price of oil and to oil-specific demand shocks.

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Paper provided by Norges Bank in its series Working Paper with number 2013/10.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: 03 Apr 2013
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Handle: RePEc:bno:worpap:2013_10
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