Monetary Policy and the Oil Market

Publication | March 2016

While oil price fluctuations in the past can be explained by pure supply factors, this book argues that it is monetary policy that plays a significant role in setting global oil prices. 

  • US$69.99

This book presents a framework for modeling oil prices while incorporating monetary policy. It also provides a complete theoretical basis of the determinants of crude oil prices and the transmission channels of oil shocks to the economy. Moreover, using several up-to-date surveys and examples from the real world, this book gives insight into the empirical side of energy economics. The empirical studies offer explanations for the impact of monetary policy on crude oil prices in different periods including during the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008–2009, the impact of oil price variations on developed and emerging economies, the effectiveness of monetary policy in the Japanese economy incorporating energy prices, and the macroeconomic impacts of oil price movements in trade-linked cases. This must-know information on energy economics is presented in a reader-friendly format without being overloaded with excessive and complicated calculations.

Co-published with Springer. For orders, please contact Springer.

Edited by: Naoyuki Yoshino and Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary


  • Introductory Remarks: What’s Behind the Recent Oil Price Drop?
  • Impact of Expansionary Monetary Policy on Crude Oil Prices
  • Which Side of the Economy Is Affected More by Oil Prices: Supply or Demand?
  • How Did Monetary Policy Inflate Oil Prices Following the Subprime Mortgage Crisis?
  • Economic Impacts of Oil Price Fluctuations in Developed and Developing Economies
  • Monetary Policy in the Japanese Economy Incorporating Energy Prices
  • Macroeconomic Impacts of Oil Price Fluctuations in a Trade Linked Case

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Industry and trade
  • 978-4-431-55796-8 (Print)
  • 978-4-431-55797-5 (e-ISBN)

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