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CHAPTER 3 Primary Commodities: Historical Perspectives and Prospects

CHAPTER 3 Primary Commodities: Historical Perspectives and Prospects »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

This chapter is intended to provide a historical framework for the analysis of national commodity export dependence. It is organized into four sections, each treating one of four th...

CHAPTER 7 Primary Commodity Price Series: Lessons for Policymakers in Resource-Rich Countries

CHAPTER 7 Primary Commodity Price Series: Lessons for Policymakers in Resource-Rich Countries »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION This chapter investigates the challenges faced by policymakers when conducting a fiscal policy in resource-rich countries. These challenges become more acute in resource...

Chapter 3: Southern African Customs Union Revenue Volatility: Roots and Options for Mitigation

Chapter 3: Southern African Customs Union Revenue Volatility: Roots and Options for Mitigation »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland (BLNS) receive significant government revenues in transfers from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). As a percentage of GDP and total revenues, these transfer...

CHAPTER 14 Terms of Trade and Growth of Resource Economies: Contrasting Evidence from Two African Countries

CHAPTER 14 Terms of Trade and Growth of Resource Economies: Contrasting Evidence from Two African Countries »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION The potential danger that natural resources pose to the economy of developing countries has been receiving increasing attention in the literature. The previously reignin...

Chapter 2: The Benefits of Trade Integration in the Southern African Customs Union

Chapter 2: The Benefits of Trade Integration in the Southern African Customs Union »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Despite being the oldest customs union in the world, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has often been criticized as a trade agreement benefiting its largest and most powerful member, South Africa, an...

Chapter 1: The Economics of Regional Integration: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Southern Africa

Chapter 1: The Economics of Regional Integration: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Southern Africa »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. As the oldest customs union in the world, SACU has brought significant benefits to its five member countries, Botswana, Les...

CHAPTER 6 The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Lessons from Norway

CHAPTER 6 The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Lessons from Norway »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION While most studies of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) focus on their wealth management functions, particularly their investment strategies, it is essential to start with t...

CHAPTER 13 The Political Economy of Reform in Resource-Rich Countries

CHAPTER 13 The Political Economy of Reform in Resource-Rich Countries »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION Since the 1950s and until recently, economists have argued that countries with a comparative advantage in production based on their natural resources would suffer from d...

Chapter 5: Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration: The Common Monetary Area and Beyond

Chapter 5: Welfare Effects of Monetary Integration: The Common Monetary Area and Beyond »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

The formation of currency unions has always been accompanied by intense debates on their costs and benefits for potential members. Even if monetary integration has an important political dimension, it rarely...

CHPTER 8 Sustainable Fiscal Policy for Mineral-Based Economies

CHPTER 8 Sustainable Fiscal Policy for Mineral-Based Economies »

Source: Beyond the Curse : Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resources

Series: Books

Author(s): Amadou Sy , Rabah Arezki , and Thorvaldur Gylfason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 January 2012

ISBN: 9781616351458

Keywords: natural resource, copper, inflation, commodity prices

INTRODUCTION Economic management in mineral- and energy-based extractive economies must confront a wide range of challenges: investments in the sector are large and long- term in nat...