Kitov, Ivan and Kitov, Oleg (2010): CRUDE OIL AND MOTOR FUEL: FAIR PRICE REVISITED.
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In April 2009, we introduced a model representing the evolution of motor fuel price (a subcategory of the consumer price index of transportation) relative to the overall CPI as a linear function of time. Under our framework, all price deviations from the linear trend are transient and the price must promptly return to the trend. Specifically, the model predicted that “the price for motor fuel in the US will also grow by 50% by the end of 2009. Oil price is expected to rise by ~50% as well, from its current value of ~$50 per barrel.” The behavior of actual price has shown that this prediction is accurate in both amplitude and trajectory shape. Hence, one can conclude that the concept of price decomposition into a short-term (oscillating) and long-term (linear trend) components is valid. According to the model, the price of motor fuel and crude oil will be falling to the level of $30 per barrel during the next 5 to 8 years.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||CRUDE OIL AND MOTOR FUEL: FAIR PRICE REVISITED|
|English Title:||CRUDE OIL AND MOTOR FUEL: FAIR PRICE REVISITED|
|Keywords:||CPI, PPI, crude oil, motor fuel, price, prediction, USA|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles|
|Depositing User:||Ivan Kitov|
|Date Deposited:||07. Apr 2010 08:52|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 04:19|
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