GARCH Models in Forecasting the Volatility of the World’s Oil Prices

  • Nguyen Trung Hung
  • Nguyen Ngoc Thach
  • Le Hoang Anh
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 760)


This study was conducted to forecast the volatility of the world’s oil prices. Using the daily data of the WTI spot oil price collected from the US Energy Information Administration in the period from 01/02/1986 to 25/4/2016, estimation using models such as GARCH(1,1), EGARCH(1,1), GJR-GARCH(1,1) was made under 4 different distributions: normal distribution, Student’s t-distribution, generalized error distribution (GED), skewed Student’s t-distribution. The results show that the EGARCH(1,1) model with Student’s t-distribution provides the most accurate forecast. In addition, it is also shown that the volatility of crude oil price in the future can be predicted by the past volatility while crude oil price shock has a relatively small impact on oil price volatility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Trung Hung
    • 1
  • Nguyen Ngoc Thach
    • 2
  • Le Hoang Anh
    • 3
  1. 1.Chiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Institute of Science and TechnologyBanking University of Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  3. 3.HCMC University of Food IndustryHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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