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Economic Effects of Peak Oil

Author: Ulrike Lehr, Christian Lutz, and Kirsten S. Wiebe
Organisation: Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWSmbH) & UNU-MERIT
Publish Date: May 2011
Country: Global
Sector: Petroleum
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Futures
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Peak oil, economic oil price effects, global energy-economy-environment model.

Assuming that global oil production peaked, this paper uses scenario analysis to show the economic effects of a possible supply shortage and corresponding rise in oil prices in the next decade on different sectors in Germany and other major economies such as the U.S., Japan, China, the OPEC or Russia. Due to the price-inelasticity of oil demand the supply shortage leads to a sharp increase in oil prices in the second scenario, with high effects on GDP comparable to the effects of the global financial crises in 2008/09. Oil exporting countries benefit from high oil prices, whereas oil importing countries are negatively affected. Generally, the effects in the third scenario are significantly smaller than in the second, showing that energy efficiency measures and the switch to renewable energy sources decreases the countries’ dependence on oil imports and hence reduces their vulnerability to oil price shocks on the world market.
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