• Jeffrey Williamson


Distributional Consequences of Commodity Price Shocks: Australia Over A Century. Jeffrey Williamson, January 7, 2015, Paper. "This paper studies the distributional impact of commodity price shocks over the short and the very long run. Using a GARCH model, we find that Australia experienced more volatility than many commodity exporting developing countries over the periods 1865–1940 and 1960–2008. We conduct cointegration tests to assess the commodity price shock inequality nexus. A single equation error correction model suggests that commodity price shocks increase the income share of the top 1, 0.05, and 0.01 percent..." Link