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Natural Resource Booms in the Modern Era

Natural Resource Booms in the Modern Era »

Source: Natural Resource Booms in the Modern Era : Is the curse still alive?

Volume/Issue: 2015/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Warner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513507224

Keywords: Resource Booms, gdp, economy, investment, capital, value, Infrastructures, All Countries,

The global boom in hydrocarbon, metal and mineral prices since the year 2000 created huge economic rents - rents which, once invested, were widely expected to promote productivity growth in other parts of the boomi...

Resource Blessing, Revenue Curse? Domestic Revenue Effort in Resource-Rich Countries

Resource Blessing, Revenue Curse? Domestic Revenue Effort in Resource-Rich Countries »

Source: Resource Blessing, Revenue Curse? Domestic Revenue Effort in Resource-Rich Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ernesto Crivelli , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484351178

Keywords: resource revenue, taxation, tax effort, fiscal affairs, General, Resource Booms, Government Policy,

This paper uses a newly constructed revenue dataset of 35 resource-rich countries for the period 1992-2009 to analyze the impact of expanding resource revenues on different types of domestic (non resource) tax reve...

Trading on Their Terms? Commodity Exporters in the Aftermath of the Commodity Boom1

Trading on Their Terms? Commodity Exporters in the Aftermath of the Commodity Boom1 »

Source: Trading on Their Terms? Commodity Exporters in the Aftermath of the Commodity Boom

Volume/Issue: 2016/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aqib Aslam , Samya Beidas-Strom , Rudolfs Bems , Oya Celasun , Sinem Kılıç Çelik , and Zsoka Koczan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498338158

Keywords: Resource Boom, commodity, output, trade, price, prices, Global Commodity Crises, Resource Booms, All Countries,, Natural resources

Commodity prices have declined sharply over the past three years, and output growth has slowed considerably among countries that are net exporters of commodities. A critical question for policy makers in these econ...

Resource Dependence and Fiscal Effort in Sub-Saharan Africa

Resource Dependence and Fiscal Effort in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Resource Dependence and Fiscal Effort in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas , and Juan Trevino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484391501

Keywords: Tax law, resource rich, resource booms, tax rates, tax effort, tax evasion, tax ratios, tax base, General, Government Policy,

High natural resource prices in recent years have resulted in sizeable increases in fiscal revenue for many resource-exporting countries in sub-Saharan Africa. However, this revenue source is volatile, and arguably...

Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth

Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth : Perspectives From the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2012/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mustapha Nabli , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503326

Keywords: Natural resources;, volatility;, inclusive growth;, Middle East and North Africa., resource-rich countries, natural resource, resource-poor countries, natural resource curse, Equity, Justice

This paper takes stock of the economic performance of resource rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the past forty years. While those countries have maintained high levels of income per ca...

Operational Aspects of Fiscal Policy in Oil-Producing Countries

Operational Aspects of Fiscal Policy in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Operational Aspects of Fiscal Policy in Oil-Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Steven Barnett , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2002

ISBN: 9781451858884

Keywords: oil-producing countries, expenditure, government spending, expenditures, National Deficit Surplus, Resource Booms, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy,

Oil-producing countries face challenges arising from the fact that oil revenue is exhaustible, volatile, and uncertain, and largely originates from abroad. Reflecting these challenges, the paper proposes some impor...

Resources and Incentives to Reform

Resources and Incentives to Reform »

Source: Resources and Incentives to Reform : A Model and Some Evidence on Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/86

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Guido De Blasio , and A. Dalmazzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2001

ISBN: 9781451850888

Keywords: autocracy, reforms, statistics, trade policies, probability, economic liberalization, domestic investment, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures

The paper models the incentives for a self-interested government to implement "good policies". While good policies lead to investment and growth, they reduce the government's ability to increase supporters' consump...

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...

Energy, the Exchange Rate, and the Economy

Energy, the Exchange Rate, and the Economy »

Source: Energy, the Exchange Rate, and the Economy : Macroeconomic Benefits of Canada's Oil Sands Production

Volume/Issue: 2006/70

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , and Martin Mühleisen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863307

Keywords: Energy Trade, Exchange Rate Models, Macroeconomic Modeling, exchange rate, oil sands, real exchange rate, crude oil, Resource Booms, Energy and the Macroeconomy,

This paper describes potential benefits from Canada's expanding oil sands production, higher energy exports, and further improvements in the terms of trade. Contrary to the previous Canadian exchange rate literatur...

Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets

Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets »

Source: Commodity Windfalls, Polarization, and Net Foreign Assets : Panel Data Evidenceon the Voracity Effect

Volume/Issue: 2010/209

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Bruckner , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205400

Keywords: Commodity Windfalls, Net Foreign Assets, Polarization, foreign assets, net foreign asset, foreign asset, net foreign asset position, Equity, Justice, Inequality

This paper examines the effect that windfalls from international commodity price booms have on net foreign assets in a panel of 145 countries during the period 1970-2007. The main finding is that windfalls from int...