Ratti, RA and Vespignani, J, Commodity Prices and BRIC and G3 Liquidity: A SFAVEC Approach, Journal of Banking and Finance, 53 pp. 18-33. ISSN 0378-4266 (2015) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V.
This paper investigates the influence of liquidity in the major developed and major developing economies on commodity prices. Liquidity is taken to be M2. A novel finding is that unanticipated increases in the BRIC countries’ liquidity is associated with significant and persistent increases in commodity prices that are much larger than the effect of unanticipated increases in G3 liquidity, and the difference increases over time. Over 1999–2012 BRIC liquidity is strongly linked with global energy prices and global real activity whereas G3 liquidity is not. The impact of BRIC liquidity on mineral and metal prices is twice as large as that of G3 liquidity. Granger casualty goes from liquidity to commodity prices. BRIC and G3 liquidity and commodity prices are cointegrated. BRIC and G3 liquidity and global output and global prices are cointegrated. We construct a structural factor-augmented error correction (SFAVEC) model.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Group:||Applied economics|
|Research Field:||Financial economics|
|Objective Division:||Economic Framework|
|Objective Field:||Monetary policy|
|UTAS Author:||Vespignani, J (Associate Professor Joaquin Vespignani)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||14|
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