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China's Footprint in Global Commodity Markets

China's Footprint in Global Commodity Markets »

Source: China's Footprint in Global Commodity Markets

Volume/Issue: 2016/06

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Papa N'Diaye , and Christian Saborowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475541069

Keywords: Crude oil, Food prices, Asia and Pacific, Commodities, Commodity prices, China, Spillovers, Industrial production, footprint, global commodity markets

This note assesses empirically the role Chinese activity plays in global commodities markets, showing that the strength of China's economic activity has a significant bearing on commodity prices, but that the impac...

A Crude Shock

A Crude Shock »

Source: A Crude Shock : Explaining the Impact of the 2014-16 Oil Price Decline Across Exporters

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francesco Grigoli , Alexander Herman , and Andrew Swiston

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484310175

Keywords: Event study, fundamentals, oil exporters, oil price, transmission of shocks, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Energy and the Macroeconomy

The decline in oil prices in 2014-16 was one of the sharpest in history, and put to test the resilience of oil exporters. We examine the degree to which economic fundamentals entering the oil price decline explain...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons »

Volume: 12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366547.087

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil
			: Policy Adjustment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil : Policy Adjustment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Martin Sommer , Allan Auclair , Armand Fouejieu , Inutu Lukonga , Saad Quayyum , Amir Sadeghi , Gazi Shbaikat , Andrew Tiffin , and Bruno Versailles

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513520483.087

ISBN: 9781513520483

Keywords: Oil, Oil exporting countries, Oil exports, Oil prices, Oil producing countries, Oil product prices, Oil revenues, exporters, exchange rate, liquidity

This paper discusses the challenges posed by low oil prices in the MENA and CCA regions, the adjustment policies adopted so far, and remaining adjustment needs and future risks....

Mali
			: Achieving Strong and Inclusive Growth with Macroeconomic Stability

Mali : Achieving Strong and Inclusive Growth with Macroeconomic Stability »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christian Josz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305577.087

ISBN: 9781484305577

Keywords: Financial sector, Financial institutions, Financial stability, Economic growth, Banks, Bank supervision, Oil prices, Mali, prices, oil

This note studies Mali’s performance in poverty reduction by analyzing household data from surveys in 2001, 2006 and 2009–10. Mali’s share of poor households has decreased substantially during...

Economic Surveillance

Economic Surveillance »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2016

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 September 2016

ISBN: 9781513565637

Keywords: IMF, annual report, IMF activities, IMF priorities, quota, quota reform, international monetary system, renminbi, SDR, Sustainable Development Goals

“Surveillance” is the catch-all term encompassing the process by which the IMF oversees the international monetary system and global ec...

An Empirical Investigation of Oil-Macro-Financial Linkages in Saudi Arabia

An Empirical Investigation of Oil-Macro-Financial Linkages in Saudi Arabia »

Source: An Empirical Investigation of Oil-Macro-Financial Linkages in Saudi Arabia

Volume/Issue: 2016/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ken Miyajima

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498330329

Keywords: Macro-financial linkages, nonperforming loans, panel vector autoregression, interest, oil prices, revenues, loans, Computational Techniques, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Government Policy and Regulation,

Oil-macro-financial linkages in Saudi Arabia are analyzed by applying panel econometric frameworks (multivariate and vector autoregression) to maceoeconomic and bank-level balance sheet data for 9 banks spanning 19...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity*

Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity* »

Source: Estimating Fiscal Multipliers with Correlated Heterogeneity

Volume/Issue: 2016/13

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emmanouil Kitsios , and Manasa Patnam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2016

ISBN: 9781498389808

Keywords: Panel analysis, Economic theory, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures, Economic growth, Fiscal Multipliers, Nonseparable Unobserved Heterogeneity, Oil Price, Models with Panel Data

We estimate the average fiscal multiplier, allowing multipliers to be heterogeneous across countries or over time and correlated with the size of government spending. We demonstrate that this form of nonseparable u...