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The macroeconomic and financial effects of oil price shocks


  • Zhou, Song
  • Wang, Dong


The oil price shock is considered as a major contributor to economic fluctuation. In this paper, we investigate whether the impulse responses of different macroeconomic variables and financial variables to the oil price shock and the effect of interest rates change. And we also use Granger Causality Test to evaluate the correlation between oil prices, stock markets and gold prices. Estimation results based on the U.S. data suggest that: (i) The oil price shock has a significant impact on inflation, stock markets and gold prices and it also has a short-term impact on interest rates. (ii) Co-movement of oil prices, stock markets and gold prices exist. (iii) Changing interest rates as monetary policy can induce price puzzle in order to reduce the inflation caused by the oil price shock.

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  • Zhou, Song & Wang, Dong, 2012. "The macroeconomic and financial effects of oil price shocks," MPRA Paper 43731, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:43731

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    1. Hooker, Mark A., 1996. "What happened to the oil price-macroeconomy relationship?," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 195-213, October.
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    1. Gatfaoui, Hayette, 2016. "Linking the gas and oil markets with the stock market: Investigating the U.S. relationship," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 5-16.

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    VAR; Granger Causality; oil prices;

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    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy

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