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From Boom to Bust: A Typology of Real Commodity Prices in the Long Run

David S. Jacks

NBER Working Paper No. 18874
Issued in March 2013

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This paper was prepared for the ANU Centre for Economic History/Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis conference on “Commodity Price Volatility, Past and Present” held in Canberra on November 29-30, 2012. The author thanks the conference organizers for their hospitality and providing the impetus for this paper as well as Stephan Pfaffenzeller and Nigel Stapledon for help with the data. The author also thanks the University of New South Wales for their hospitality while this paper was completed in February 2013. Finally, he gratefully acknowledges the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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