|Title: ||The impact of oil price shocks in the Canadian economy: a structural investigation on an oil-exporting economy
||Author(s): ||Delpachitra, S.
||Keywords: ||Monetary transmission mechanism; Oil-price shocks; Open economy DSGE models
||Abstract: ||Oil price shocks and monetary policy response by oil producing economies have been the subject of important theoretical investigation in the modern literature. This topic seems to be well grounded since fluctuations in the US dollar, which is affected by US monetary policy, plays an important role in exacerbating run ups and precipitous falls in world oil prices. We investigate the economic consequences of oil price shocks using an open-economy DSGE model that incorporates demand for and supply of oil while allowing for interaction between domestic and foreign monetary policy. Using Canadian and U.S. data, we quantify the relative importance of oil price shocks and monetary policy response on macroeconomic variables. We show that domestic monetary policy is a key channel that accounts for over 40% of discounted variation in domestic output across a 4-year horizon after an oil shock. In contrast, US monetary policy is of lesser importance in propagating oil price shocks on an oil-exporting economy through the international channel.
||Issue Date: ||2020
||Publisher: ||Elsevier B.V.
||Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 91
|Appears in Collections:||INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS|