Front Matter

Front Matter

Author(s):
Volker Treichel, and Ahsan Mansur
Published Date:
November 1999
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    © 1999 International Monetary Fund

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    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Oman beyond the oil horizon : policies toward sustainable growth / edited by Ahsan Mansur and Volker Treichel.

    p. cm. — (Occasional paper, ISSN 0251-6365 ; no. 185)

    Includes bibliographical references.

    ISBN 1-55775-833-6

    1. Oman—Economic policy. 2. Industrial policy—Oman. 3. Diversification in industry—Oman. 4. Petroleum industry and trade—Oman. 5. Sustainable development—Oman. I. Mansur, Ahsan S., 1951– II. Treichel, Volker, 1965– III. International Monetray Fund. IV. Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund); no. 185.

    HC415.35.0525 1999

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    The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:

    • . . . to indicate that data are not available;

    • — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;

    • – between years or months (e.g., 1994–95 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    • / between years (e.g., 1994/95) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.

    “Billion” means a thousand million.

    Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

    The term “country,” as used in this paper, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.

    Preface

    This Occasional Paper originated as part of the International Monetary Fund’s country work on Oman during 1996–97 as background for that country’s Article IV consultation discussions. The authors are grateful to the Omani authorities for their cooperation and constructive suggestions. The authors would also like to thank Paul Chabrier, David Burton, Mohamed El-Erian, V. Sundararajan, Abdelali Jbili, Paul Duran, and Helga Treichel for their encouragement and support. The authors would like to thank Saeed Mahyoub for research assistance and Michael Treadway of the External Relations Department, who edited the paper for publication. The views expressed here are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the government of Oman or the Executive Directors of the IMF. Although the study covers developments through 1997, the challenges faced by Oman in 1998 underscored the continued relevance of the findings of this study.

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