Examine Dutch disease phenomena and oil shock influence on the Iran's macroeconomic variables by copula approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

2 Assistance Professor, Cranfield Water Science Institute, School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK.

3 Assistance Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and statistic science, University of Malayer, Iran

4 MA., Islamic Azad University of Science and Research of Ahvaz, Iran

5 Payamnour University, Harsin, Kermanshah, Iran


In this paper, we examine influence oil shocks on macroeconomic variables and Dutch disease phenomena when these variables encountered positive oil revenue shocks. Statistical model which is copula approach is used to show when Iran's macroeconomic variables encountered positive oil revenue casus Dutch disease and oil revenue has non-symmetric influence on the growth economic. In another word, growth economic is independent of positive and negative oil revenue shocks.


  • Receive Date: 01 October 2012
  • Revise Date: 12 October 2014
  • Accept Date: 03 June 2014
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2014