60 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2015
Date Written: July 8, 2015
We review the literature on gold as an investment. We begin with a review of how the gold markets operate, including the under researched leasing market; we proceed to examine research on physical gold demand and supply, gold mine economics and move onto analyses of gold as an investment. Additional sections provide context on gold market efficiency, the issue of gold market bubbles, gold’s relation to inflation and interest rates, and the very nascent literature on the behavioural aspects of gold.
Keywords: Gold, survey, review
JEL Classification: E44, F33, G15, L72, Q31
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
O'Connor, Fergal A. and Lucey, Brian M. and Batten, Jonathan A. and Baur, Dirk G., The Financial Economics of Gold – A Survey (July 8, 2015). FIRN Research Paper No. 2628018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2628018 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2628018