Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 901–921 | Cite as

Asymmetric impacts of disaggregated oil price shocks on uncertainties and investor sentiment

  • Syed Jawad Hussain ShahzadEmail author
  • Elie Bouri
  • Naveed Raza
  • David Roubaud
Original Research


This paper aims to examine short- and long-run asymmetries in the impacts of disaggregated oil price shocks on economic policy uncertainty, stock market uncertainty, treasury rates, and investor (bullish and bearish) sentiment in the US. To this end, we use a nonlinear auto-regressive distributed lag cointegration approach, which allows us to capture both positive and negative disaggregated oil shocks. We find that oil demand shocks are the main drivers of both measures of uncertainty, while oil supply shocks affect treasury rates. However, both oil demand shocks and oil supply shocks affect investor sentiment, with certain differences in the effects of positive and negative shocks. The overall effects of both oil demand and supply shocks—whether positive or negative—are stronger in the long-run than in the short-run. Additionally, we apply rolling causality and reveal evidence of a rather homogenous causal flow from disaggregated oil shocks to the variables studied, particularly around global stress periods. Our findings have implications for asset pricing and portfolio risk management and suggest policy formulations that differentiate between disaggregated positive and negative oil price shocks.


Oil demand and supply shocks EPU VIX Treasury rates Investor sentiment NARDL Rolling causality 

JEL Classification

C32 G10 Q43 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellier Research in ManagementMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.USEK Business SchoolHoly Spirit University of Kaslik JouniehJouniehLebanon
  3. 3.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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