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Soaring of the Gulf Falcons

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Source: Soaring of the Gulf Falcons : Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions

Volume/Issue: 2014/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , and Fuad Hasanov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2014

ISBN: 9781498310642

Keywords: oil countries, growth, oil, exporters, oil exporters, oil exports, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development,

A key priority for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is to create a dynamic non-oil tradable sector to support sustainable growth. Since export diversification takes a long time, it has to start now. We...

Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries?

Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? »

Source: Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? : Evidence from a Panel of Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Munseob Lee , and Cheikh Gueye

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484336397

Keywords: gdp, development, Models with Panel Data, General, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, Resource Booms, Government Policy,

We examine the impact of resource windfall on the standard of living both in the short-run and long-run, using a sample of 130 countries, 1963-2007. Then, we systematically investigate the effect of resource windfa...

Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse?

Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse? »

Source: Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse?

Volume/Issue: 2006/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Atsushi Iimi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451863987

Keywords: natural resource, natural resource abundance, natural resource management, middle-income countries, Estimation, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development,

Botswana is typical of the countries that are endowed with abundant natural resources. Although it is commonly accepted that resource-rich economies tend to fail in accelerating growth, Botswana has experienced the...

Fiscal Policy in Nigeria

Fiscal Policy in Nigeria »

Source: Fiscal Policy in Nigeria : Any Role for Rules?

Volume/Issue: 2003/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Thomas Baunsgaard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2003

ISBN: 9781451857337

Keywords: fiscal policy rules, oil-producing countries, expenditure, fiscal rule, fiscal rules, primary deficit, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy,

Fiscal policy in oil-producing countries can be profoundly affected by oil revenue uncertainty and volatility. Policy formulation should factor in the exhaustibility of the natural resources and aim at reducing oil...

Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Diamond Smuggling and Taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2003/167

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matthias Vocke , and Nienke Oomes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2003

ISBN: 9781451858204

Keywords: diamond, mining, nonrenewable resource, optimal taxation, diamond mining, taxation, tax rates, fiscal revenue, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources

This paper provides an overview of diamond mining in sub-Saharan African countries, and explores the reasons for substantial differences in their tax rates and fiscal revenues from the sector, which mainly arise fr...

From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth

From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth »

Source: From Natural Resource Boom to Sustainable Economic Growth : Lessons for Mongolia

Volume/Issue: 2015/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pranav Gupta , Bin Li , and Jiangyan Yu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2015

ISBN: 9781475570632

Keywords: Natural resources management, Debt sustainability, Public investment, investment, debt, revenues, budget, International Lending and Debt Problems, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development,

Some resource-rich developing countries are in the process of harnessing immense mining resources towards inclusive growth and prosperity. Nevertheless, tapping into natural resources could be challenging given the...

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion »

Source: Public Investment in a Developing Country Facing Resource Depletion

Volume/Issue: 2015/236

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , and Dalia Hakura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513530253

Keywords: Public Capital, Investment Efficiency, Project Selection, investment, public investment, debt, revenues, revenue, International Lending and Debt Problems, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development

This paper analyzes the tradeoffs between savings, debt and public investment in the Republic of Congo, a developing country with looming oil exhaustibility concerns. Our results highlight the risks to fiscal and c...

Modeling Appropriate Fiscal Targets and Optimal Consolidation Paths for Resource-Rich Countries

Modeling Appropriate Fiscal Targets and Optimal Consolidation Paths for Resource-Rich Countries »

Source: Modeling Appropriate Fiscal Targets and Optimal Consolidation Paths for Resource-Rich Countries : The Case of Suriname

Volume/Issue: 2014/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Kanda , and Mario Mansilla

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498364614

Keywords: Natural Resource Wealth, Optimal Fiscal Consolidation, Fiscal Targets, mineral, fiscal consolidation, fiscal position, fiscal tightening, Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt

This paper first attempts to quantify the natural resource wealth of Suriname from the perspective of its impact on the fiscal position, and then assesses the fiscal sustainability gap in that context. It then pres...

Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: the DIGNAR Model*

Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: the DIGNAR Model* »

Source: Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries : the DIGNAR Model

Volume/Issue: 2014/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , Susan Yang , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475515459

Keywords: Small Open DSGE Models, DIGNAR, commercial borrowing, fiscal gap, domestic borrowing, commercial debt, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper presents the DIGNAR (Debt, Investment, Growth, and Natural Resources) model, which can be used to analyze the debt sustainability and macroeconomic effects of public investment plans in resource-abundant...

Mining Taxation

Mining Taxation »

Source: Mining Taxation : An Application to Mali

Volume/Issue: 2010/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saji Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

ISBN: 9781455200856

Keywords: Mining, mining companies, gold production, mineral extraction, Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General, Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

Mali's gold sector is an enclave with weak forward and backward linkages with the rest of the economy. Given the predominance of the fiscal transmission channel, it is important that the design of the mineral tax r...