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Rethinking The Oil Market: IMF Warns "Conventional Wisdom No Longer Applies"

Authored by IMF Commodity Research head Rabah Arezki, originally posted at Project Syndicate, Oil prices have plummeted by about 65% from their peak in June 2014 (see chart below), and there is now intense debate about why. One thing we know for sure is that the oil market has undergone structural changes, thus making this latest episode different from previous dramatic price fluctuations.
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