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Supply flexibility in the shale patch: Facts, no fiction

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In two recent papers, Kilian and Zhou (2019) and Kilian (2019) have criticized Bjørnland, Nordvik, and Rohrer (2017), arguing that our finding of a large price elasticity of output for shale producers is not credible. We welcome a discussion of our methods and findings, but the criticisms made in these two papers are inaccurate and mischaracterize our analysis and results. In this note I address the criticism that has been made, arguing that our findings support the notion that the degree of output fl exibility is dependent on the production technology in question. Furthermore, I argue that knowledge that shale producers are more price elastic than conventional oil producers could have far reaching implications for the industry, for macroeconomic outcomes, and for policy analysis.

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  • Hilde C. Bjørnland, 2019. "Supply flexibility in the shale patch: Facts, no fiction," Working Papers No 08/2019, Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum economics (CAMP), BI Norwegian Business School.
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    1. Valenti, Daniele & Manera, Matteo & Sbuelz, Alessandro, 2020. "Interpreting the oil risk premium: Do oil price shocks matter?," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(C).

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