How Persistent Are Shocks to World Commodity Prices?

How Persistent Are Shocks to World Commodity Prices?
This paper examines the persistence of shocks to world commodity prices, using monthly IMF data on primary commodities between 1957-98. We find that shocks to commodity prices are typically long-lasting and the variability of the persistence of price shocks is quite wide. The paper also discusses the implications of these findings for national... READ MORE...

Publication date: June 1999
ISBN 9781451850284
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