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Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices in Fiji: Is the Relationship Asymmetric?

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  • B Bhaskara Rao

    (University of the South Pacific)

  • Gyaneshwar Rao

    (University of the South Pacific)

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This paper tests and confirms asymmetry in the Fiji gasoline price adjustment equations with respect to changes in the crude oil prices. More satisfactory specifications and estimation are used than in the earlier studies. It is found that two alternative approaches viz., the Granger two-step and the LSE-Hendry general to specific approaches, give similar results. Our results show that oil firms in Fiji seem to adjust gasoline prices twice faster than decrease them.

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  • B Bhaskara Rao & Gyaneshwar Rao, 2005. "Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices in Fiji: Is the Relationship Asymmetric?," Microeconomics 0510004, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0510004
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    1. B. Bhaskara Rao & Gyaneshwar Rao, 2008. "Are US gasoline price adjustments asymmetric?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(6), pages 443-447.
    2. Koutroumanidis, Theodoros & Zafeiriou, Eleni & Arabatzis, Garyfallos, 2009. "Asymmetry in price transmission between the producer and the consumer prices in the wood sector and the role of imports: The case of Greece," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 56-64, January.
    3. Perdiguero-García, Jordi, 2013. "Symmetric or asymmetric oil prices? A meta-analysis approach," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 389-397.
    4. Rao, Gyaneshwar, 2008. "The Relationship between Crude and Refined Product Market: The Case of Singapore Gasoline Market using MOPS Data," MPRA Paper 7579, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices; Asymmetric Price Response; Rockets and Feathers Hypothesis; Granger Two-Step Estimation; the LSE- Hendry General to Specific Approach.;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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