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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 December 2011

James D. Hamilton*
University of California, San Diego
Address correspondence to: James D. Hamilton, Department of Economics, 0508, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0508, USA; e-mail:


This paper reviews some of the literature on the macroeconomic effects of oil price shocks with a particular focus on possible nonlinearities in the relation and recent new results obtained by Kilian and Vigfusson [http://www-personal.umich/~lkilian/kvsubmission.pdf (2009)].

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