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Booms and Slumps in World Commodity Prices

Booms and Slumps in World Commodity Prices »

Source: Booms and Slumps in World Commodity Prices

Volume/Issue: 1999/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): C. McDermott , Paul Cashin , and Alasdair Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

ISBN: 9781451857290

Keywords: Commodity prices, booms and slumps, cycles, duration, amplitude., london metal exchange, oil prices, commodity markets, import price

This paper examines the duration and magnitude of commodity-price cycles. It finds that for most commodities, price slumps last longer than price booms. How far prices fall in a slump is found to be slightly larger...

Caribbean Energy

Caribbean Energy »

Source: Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2016/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnold McIntyre , Ahmed El-Ashram , Marcio Ronci , Julien Reynaud , Natasha Che , Ke Wang , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Mark Lutz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

ISBN: 9781513560908

Keywords: Energy Reform, Oil Price Shocks, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, PPP, energy, oil, electricity, investments, investment

High energy costs contribute to dampening Caribbean competitiveness and potential growth. This paper overviews power sector challenges and takes stock of national and regional strategies to address them. It present...

Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries

Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries »

Source: Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/229

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Snudden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475514018

Keywords: Fiscal policy rules, countercyclical fiscal policy, macroeconomic policy, oil price, oil, fiscal rule, fiscal authority, tax revenues, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Open Economy Macroeconomics

Structural budget-balance rules with countercyclical elements appear well suited to stabilize the macroeconomic volatility of oil-exporting countries and have been used successfully by other commodity exporters. Us...

The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country

The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country »

Source: The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate in a Commodity Exporting Country : The Case of Russia

Volume/Issue: 2003/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2003

ISBN: 9781451851670

Keywords: real exchange rate, Russia, exchange rate, oil prices, transition economies, exchange rate policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance,

Questions about external competitiveness, exchange rate misalignment, and the appropriate exchange rate policy feature prominently in the Russian policy debate. This paper furthers the debate by estimating empirica...

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources1

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources1 »

Source: Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

Booms and Slumps in World Commodity Prices

Booms and Slumps in World Commodity Prices »

Volume/Issue: 1999/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): C. McDermott , Paul Cashin , and Alasdair Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857290.001

ISBN: 9781451857290

Keywords: Commodity prices, booms and slumps, cycles, duration, amplitude., london metal exchange, oil prices, commodity markets, import price

This paper examines the duration and magnitude of commodity-price cycles. It finds that for most commodities, price slumps last longer than price booms. How far prices fall in a slump is found to be slightly larger...

Caribbean Energy
			: Macro-Related Challenges

Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2016/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arnold McIntyre , Ahmed El-Ashram , Marcio Ronci , Julien Reynaud , Natasha Che , Ke Wang , Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , and Mark Lutz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513560908.001

ISBN: 9781513560908

Keywords: Energy Reform, Oil Price Shocks, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, PPP, energy, oil, electricity, investments, investment

High energy costs contribute to dampening Caribbean competitiveness and potential growth. This paper overviews power sector challenges and takes stock of national and regional strategies to address them. It present...

Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries

Cyclical Fiscal Rules for Oil-Exporting Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/229

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Snudden

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 November 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475514018.001

ISBN: 9781475514018

Keywords: Fiscal policy rules, countercyclical fiscal policy, macroeconomic policy, oil price, oil, fiscal rule, fiscal authority, tax revenues, Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary or Stabilization Policy, Open Economy Macroeconomics

Structural budget-balance rules with countercyclical elements appear well suited to stabilize the macroeconomic volatility of oil-exporting countries and have been used successfully by other commodity exporters. Us...

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources

Fiscal Sustainability with Non-Renewable Resources »

Volume/Issue: 1998/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nigel Chalk

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451844351.001

ISBN: 9781451844351

Keywords: Fiscal sustainability, non-renewable resource, oil producers, terms of trade, fiscal position, oil prices, fiscal policies

This paper assesses sustainable fiscal behavior in an economy where wealth is derived predominantly from a non-renewable resource. It explores the issue in a simple dynamic framework that highlights the structural...

Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy Options in Emerging and Developing Countries-A Cross Regional Perspective

Inflation Pressures and Monetary Policy Options in Emerging and Developing Countries-A Cross Regional Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2009/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Inci Ötker , David Vávra , Francisco Vazquez , Luis Jácome , Karl Habermeier , Kotaro Ishi , Alessandro Giustiniani , and Turgut Kisinbay

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871487.001

ISBN: 9781451871487

Keywords: oil price shocks, food price shocks, policy responses, central bank, aggregate demand,

This paper analyzes the monetary policy response to rising inflation in emerging and developing countries associated with the food and oil price shocks in 2007 and the first half of 2008. It reviews inflation devel...