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Risk perception and oil and gas markets under pandemic: evidence from Covid-19

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) exposed individuals and investors to a great uncertainty about its short- and long-term health and economic ramifications, especially in the early days and weeks of the outbreak. This study documents oil and gasoline market implications of individuals' behavior upon such uncertainty by analyzing the relationship between Google search queries related to the coronavirus---information search that reflects one's level of concern (risk perception)---and the performance of oil and gasoline markets.

Lead investigator:

Behzod B. Ahundjanov

Affiliation:

Dickinson College

Primary topic:

Attitudes, media & governance

Secondary topic:

Prices & interest rates

Region of data collection:

World

Status of data collection

Complete

Type of data being collected:

Publicly available

Unit of real-time data collection

Country

Start date

1/2020

End date

5/2020

Frequency

Daily

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