Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153666
Authors: 
Anzuini, Alessio
Lombardi, Marco J.
Pagano, Patrizio
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1232
Abstract: 
Global monetary conditions have often been cited as a driving factor of commodity prices. This paper investigates the empirical relationship between US monetary policy and commodity prices by means of a standard VAR system, commonly used in analysing the effects of monetary policy shocks. The results suggest that expansionary US monetary policy shocks drove up the broad commodity price index and all of its components. While these effects are significant, they however do not appear to be overwhelmingly large. This finding is also confirmed under different identification strategies for the monetary policy shock.
Subjects: 
monetary policy shock
Oil Price
VAR
JEL: 
E31
E40
C32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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