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The Effects of Oil Price Changes on the Industry-Level Production and Prices in the U.S. and Japan

Ichiro Fukunaga, Naohisa Hirakata, Nao Sudo

NBER Working Paper No. 15791
Issued in March 2010
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In this paper, we decompose oil price changes into their component parts following Kilian (2009) and estimate the dynamic effects of each component on industry-level production and prices in the U.S. and Japan using identified VAR models. The way oil price changes affect each industry depends on what kind of underlying shock drives oil price changes as well as on industry characteristics. Unexpected disruptions of oil supply act mainly as negative supply shocks for oil-intensive industries and act mainly as negative demand shocks for less oil-intensive industries. For most industries in the U.S., shocks to the global demand for all industrial commodities act mainly as positive demand shocks, and demand shocks that are specific to the global oil market act mainly as negative supply shocks. In Japan, the oil-specific demand shocks as well as the global demand shocks act mainly as positive demand shocks for many industries.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w15791

Published: The Effects of Oil Price Changes on the Industry-Level Production and Prices in the United States and Japan, Ichiro Fukunaga, Naohisa Hirakata, Nao Sudo. in Commodity Prices and Markets, East Asia Seminar on Economics, Volume 20, Ito and Rose. 2011

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