A case for oil?
Barreling down the road to recession?
Figuring out the oil price puzzle
Using Brent and WTI oil prices to predict gasoline prices
The spot prices of West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil recently diverged. If this divergence persists, economists and energy analysts may want to focus on Brent prices when predicting the level of gasoline prices.
On the record: the energy industry in a time of uncertainty: a conversation with Jim Hackett
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Jim Hackett, who has been chairman of the Dallas Fed's board of directors since 2007, discusses some of the key issues facing the energy industry.
The anatomy of an oil price shock
Oil price shocks do not cause inflation, no matter how close the connection seems to be in our practical experience. But they can cause significant price increases throughout the economy. Tracing the way a sharp increase in the price of crude oil affects prices in various industrial sectors of the U.S. economy suggests how big these increases are. Fortunately, our economy seems better prepared now to weather such shocks than in the 1970s and 1980s.
What do we know about oil prices and state economic performance?
Gauging the odds of a double-dip recession amid signals and slowdowns
Public sentiment says the recession isn't over. Never mind that the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the arbiter of recessions, declared that the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 officially ended in June 2009. An unrelenting pessimism constrains the recovery as consumers spend reluctantly while paying down debt, gripped by persistent fears of unemployment. The economy grew at a 2.5 percent annualized pace in the third quarter, according to the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP), a moderate improvement after two quarters of decelerating growth during the recovery. ...
Oil price shocks and inflation risk
Oil price shocks appear to have only transitory effects on headline inflation and virtually no impact on measures of underlying trend inflation.
Inflation measurement and price volatility
Remarks before the Charlotte Economics Club, Charlotte, N.C., October 4, 2007. ; "Those of us responsible for crafting U.S. monetary policy cannot afford to be distracted by the flux of short-term price changes that are destined to be unwound. Our eye should be focused on underlying inflationary pressures, some of which may indeed be coming from food and energy markets. Routinely excluding food and oil price movements from our inflation gauges may have made sense in the 1970s, the 1980s and even the 1990s--but not now, nor in the next few years."