Price Cycles in Perth Petrol Markets: A Spectral Analysis

21 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2008

Date Written: July 30, 2008

Abstract

Numerous commentators have noted the tendency of retail petroleum prices to cycle. This paper undertakes a formal analysis of petroleum price cycles, using spectral analysis to uncover which cycles are most important, and regression analysis to ascertain what drives that importance.

Keywords: Retail petroleum, spectral analysis

JEL Classification: C19, D43, L81

Suggested Citation

Wills-Johnson, Nick, Price Cycles in Perth Petrol Markets: A Spectral Analysis (July 30, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1188062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1188062

Nick Wills-Johnson (Contact Author)

DBP ( email )

PO Box Z5267
St Georges Terrace
Perth, 6831
Australia

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