Economic impacts of higher oil and gas prices: the role of international trade for Germany

Christian Lutz, Bernd Meyer

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Abstract

The analysis concentrates on direct and indirect price increases, induced shifts in international trade and structural changes in the oil importing economies. The paper at hand asks, whether a stabilizing effect via international trade and domestic structural change on the GDP of oil importing countries can be observed, if a permanent oil price increase occurs. At least for Germany, structural change from consumer goods to investment goods industry and an improvement of international competitiveness limit negative impacts of increased energy prices. Analysis is based on the extensive and disaggregated global GINFORS model and the detailed INFORGE model for the German economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)882-887
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Economics
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Energy prices and the macro economy
  • Global modelling
  • International trade

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