Oil price shocks and OECD equity markets: distinguishing between supply and demand effects
by Abderrazak Dhaoui; Khaled Guesmi; Youssef Saidi; Saad Bourouis
International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI), Vol. 41, No. 1/2/3/4, 2018

Abstract: With the recent changes in international financial markets, investors and policy-makers are paying special attention to the relationship between oil price shocks and equity markets. This paper investigates how oil supply and oil demand shocks interact with OECD countries and macroeconomic variables within a cointegration vector error correction framework, which provides extreme flexibility with a parsimonious specification. By defining oil supply and oil demand shocks as endogenous variables, our proposed model allows us to gauge the shock transmission among the system variables through time and investigate the direct and indirect connections between oil price shocks and stock returns. We are also able to observe the long-run relationship between real stock prices and real oil prices measured by world and local prices. Our empirical findings show that the impact of oil price shocks substantially differs among the countries and that the significance of the results differs among the oil price specifications (real national oil price, world oil price, supply shocks and demand shocks).

Online publication date: Thu, 14-Jun-2018

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