• Emre ÅžIKLI Lecturer, Buharkent Vocational College, Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Turkey, (
  • TuÄŸba AKIN Assistant Professor, Faculty of Aydin Economics, Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Turkey, ( 388X)
Keywords: Standard and Poors Energy Commodity Index, Credit Default Swap (CDS), Exchange Rate, Inflation Rate, Turkey


Emerging economies are highly dependent on energy commodities in terms of both export for gaining cashinflow and import for meeting internal energy demand. Volatility of energy prices in international markets mightspillover on net cash balance of individual countries due to its direct impact on foreign cash in/out flows whichcould increase overall fragility of countries. Developments in energy prices at international spot commodity marketsdirectly affect Turkey because of its significant reliance on imported energy. Country’s financial and macroeconomicindicators respond instantly to developments in external factors such as commodity prices.To that end, the present paper investigates the impact response analysis between energy prices index quotedunder title of “S&P GSCI Energy†derived from spot energy prices in the international markets and inflation, USDcurrency and sovereign CDS of Turkey by employing VAR model for the period of 2007M4-2017M1. The resultsshow that a shock to energy prices has a negative impact on CDS and USD currency. At the same time, USDcurrency rate has a significant effect on the CDS and inflation.


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