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The results of OIES research is published as working papers, energy comments, presentations and articles as well as commercially published books and monographs. The views expressed in all OIES publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies or any of its Members.

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  • The Recycling of Oil Revenues: Some Theoretical Aspects

    By: Y. Stournaras

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the stability properties of a non-titonnement price and a monetary adjustment mechanism involving two countries: one oil-exporting and one oil-importing. Its distinguishing characteristic is that it brings together some elements of the theory of exhaustible resources and  the modern balance-of-payments theory using a Bicksian, temporary equilibrium framework.

  • On Oil Price Concepts

    By: Robert Mabro

    What do people mean when they refer to the ‘world price of crude oil”? What do they really mean when they state that the price of oil has risen” or that “it has come down”? There are many different concepts of the price of oil, a term which can be deceptive in its apparent simplicity.

  • The Management of OPEC’s Financial Surpluses

    By: Goran Bergendahl

    Since the first petroleum crisis in 1973-74 oil prices have risen considerably. One reason for this has been that oil consumers have been insensitive to price changes. In the short run it has been difficult to find any viable fuel alternative .

  • Who Makes the Oil Price? An Analysis of Oil Price Movements 1978-82

    By: S. Roberts

    A study of o i l developments during ‘1978-82 may provide some important insights into the operation of the pricing mechanism for petroleum in international trade. First of all, this period enables us to study the behaviour of oil producers in both arising and a falling market. In 1979/80 excess demand pushed prices up more […]

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