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Fattouh, Bassam and Mahadeva, L. (2014) 'Causes and Implications of Shifts in Financial Participation in Commodity Markets.' Journal of Futures Markets, 34 (8). pp. 757-787.

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We assess the causes and implications of the greater financial participation in commodity markets post‐2003. Focusing on crude oil, we build a calibrated macro‐finance model of oil prices and quantities that also determines consumer welfare. We show that shifts in the preferences and constraints of financial speculators cannot explain the observed movement in the futures spread and so are unlikely to expose consumer welfare to shocks, even in the presence of belief disagreements. Shifts in the supply and demand for spot oil can better explain many of the features often attributed to financialization including financial participation itself

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management
ISSN: 02707314
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Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 10:13

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