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Crude Oil Prices: China’s Influence Over 1996-2011


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Ratti, R and Vespignani, JL 2012 , Crude Oil Prices: China’s Influence Over 1996-2011.

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Industrial production and liquidity in China and liquidity in other major countries are introduced into the Kilian (2009) model identifying the supply and demand side factors driving real oil price changes. It is recognized that China’s real liquidity may proxy for real income increase in China. Unanticipated increases in China’s liquidity cause large significant increases in real oil prices that
persist. Positive innovations to G3 liquidity raise real oil price by much smaller amounts before eroding. Following a sharp fall late in 2008 real oil price rose strongly during 2009-2010. This rise is associated with shocks from China’s liquidity during 2009 and recovered global demand for industrial commodities during 2010. Global demand for industrial commodities reacts positively to China’s industrial production and liquidity.

Item Type: Report (Discussion Paper)
Authors/Creators:Ratti, R and Vespignani, JL
Keywords: Oil Price, China’s Global Influence, Oil Price and Liquidity, repec
Publisher: University of Tasmania
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Discussion Paper 2012-05 - Copyright 2012 University of Tasmania

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