OIES researchers publish in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as producing or authoring policy briefs, technical reports, and op-eds. Below is a selection of non-OIES publications by OIES staff.
This paper formulates a trading game in a productive natural resource like oil. Though simple, the model developed here will highlight the role of binding long-term agreements and will show that in their absence equilibria are inefficient. Clifford and Crawford (1987) have recently emphasized this point in the context of trade in natural resources. A […]
The double squeeze on OPEC’s oil ouput caused by a fall in the world demand for oil and a rapid growth in non-OPEC supplies is preventing this organization from performing a price stablization role . The current oil price crisis is the consequence of these developments.
The recent history of the informal market f o r North Sea Brent blend has been of great interest to those studying commodity markets in general and the oil market in particular . Two aspects of this market gives it this important position. First, the very rapid growth inactivity in the Brent market means that […]
The recent dramatic fall in the price of crude oil has focussed attention on the relationship between crude oil prices and retail gasoline prices in the UK. The central issue is that of how long it normally takes for the fall in costs to be felt in a fall in final prices. The purpose of […]
The OPEC price escalations of 1973-74 and 1979-80 have had a crucial effect on the world economy and on international trade. Non-OPEC countries have had t o adjust to higher petroleum prices. They have tried to develop alternative energy resources and have invested in various energy conservation measures.
The purpose of this paper is to provide analytical explanations for the price trends and the important oil market episodes of the past three decades.
In 1974 the thirteen OPEC countries suddenly received record oil revenues of $114 billion . The disposal of that income was as follows: 35% was used to finance imports of goods – mainly consumer goods and the remainder – the current account surplus – was placed abroad, mainly in the form of bank deposits (see […]
The major increases in oil prices during the 1970s caused many changes in the socio-economic map of the Middle East, including substantially increased financial flows to and from the oil economies. In a short time, the oil exporters became also capital exporters. Some of the financial institutions managing these flows had to establish a presence […]
The economic development of the Arab region in recent years has become heavily dependent on the fortunes of oil . The sudden and significant increases in oil prices and revenues of 1973/74 and 1979180 have had a considerable impact on the levels and patterns of economic development in the oil-exporting and in the non-oil countries […]
In modelling the behaviour of oil-exporting countries it is usually assumed that the objective is to maximize the present value of oil revenues evaluated at a vector of market clearing prices. Given the various assumptions on the relevant parameters (initial reserves, demand etc) and the market structure, this exercise gives an extraction policy or, what […]
This paper is an investigation into the relation between crude oil prices and the prices of the products made from refining crude oil . Commentators on the oil market often focus on a measure of the difference between t h e “value” of the oil once converted into products and the cost of the crude […]
Our purpose in writing this paper is to relax two assumptions which dominate the theory of exhaustible resources and examine the implications for the stability of equilibrium. The first assumption postulates that a complete set of forward markets exists. The second postulates that asset and spot commodity markets clear instantaneously.
Meidan quoted in Petroleum Economist on Asia's reliance on coal: Coal will remain an important part of China’s ener… https://t.co/7gt6XWTGx4
For European market in which gas have been stored in preparation for possible interruption, deal has contributed to… https://t.co/Ms4MG2grx4
The Russia-Ukraine gas transit deal: opening a new chapter https://t.co/fbQiAvonBi
MENA producers expected to increase oil production capacity to 33.5 mb/d by 2025 from current 31.7 mb/d; but growth… https://t.co/g3wDbtV3w2