Impact of oil prices on inflatıon in oil-ımportıng countries: the case of Turkey
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This study aims at investigating the link between international oil prices and inflation in case of Turkey, a small open industrial economy without oil resources, for the period 1983:01 and 2006:05. Granger causality test is employed in this study to investigate the relationship and causality between the oil prices and inflation for Turkey. The results of Granger-causality test show that the causality is running from oil prices to inflation. Therefore, we conclude that increases in oil prices have had a positive impact on inflation in Turkey over the period between 1983:01 and 2006:05.