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Effects of Gold Reserve Policy of Major Central Banks on Gold Prices Changes


  • Oguzhan Ozcelebi

    () (Istanbul University)

  • Metin Duyar

    () (Nevsehir Hac? Bektas Veli University)


Central banks which are responsible for minting and monetary policy implementations are the institutions carry out sensitive policies for the healthy functioning of the economy. Policies implemented by central banks and its existing institutional structures cannot be dissociated from the political and social development of the country they live in, and the whole of economic policy. In recent years, with increasing pace of globalization, the mobility of international financial markets increased and this effect has extended the decisions of the central bank from national markets to international markets. In this study, we studied the possible impacts of changes in the share of gold in central banks? reserves on gold prices proving empirical evidence from the USA, the Euro area, China and Russia. According to Causality and Forecast Error Variance Decomposition analysis deriving from VEC model, reserve polices of central banks of these countries has considerable effects on variations in gold price in the long-term. Empirical findings reveal the importance of the size of balance sheet of central banks, while it is also stressed that growth potential of economies and investment opportunities are crucial issues in terms storing reserves in terms of gold.

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  • Oguzhan Ozcelebi & Metin Duyar, 2016. "Effects of Gold Reserve Policy of Major Central Banks on Gold Prices Changes," Proceedings of Economics and Finance Conferences 4206516, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:sek:iefpro:4206516

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    Dynamics of Gold Prices; Central Banks; the USA; the Euro area; China and Russia;
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    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General

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