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Ivan Petrella

Assistant professor in the department of economics
Birkbeck College, University of London

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  • When Oil Prices Jump, Is Speculation To Blame?

    April 2012 | Regional Economist

    Whenever the price at the pump climbs week after week, people start pointing fingers at investment banks, hedge funds and other speculators. This article quantifies the role that speculation played in the rise of oil prices during the past decade.