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Trends, Fluctuations, and Determinants of Commodity Prices

  • Luis Eduardo Arango

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  • Fernando Arias

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  • Luz Adriana Flórez

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A threefold analysis of commodity prices is carried out to observe their long-runbehaviour, their short-run properties and the main determinants. According to theevidence, the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis does not seem to be a property of mostprices. The cycles of commodity prices are asymmetric but contrary to the case ofeconomic activity, the longer phase corresponds to slumps. Interest rates seem tomaintain a negative relationship with commodity prices.

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