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The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies
			: Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies : Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka »

Volume/Issue: 2006/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Gillingham , David Locke Newhouse , David Coady , Kangni Kpodar , Moataz El-Said , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865073.001

ISBN: 9781451865073

Keywords: welfare distribution, subsidy, consumer subsidies, domestic prices, safety net, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: General, Input-Output Models, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

With the recent jump in world oil prices, the issue of petroleum product pricing has become increasingly important in developing countries. Reflecting a reluctance of many governments to pass these price increases...

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies

The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies »

Source: The Magnitude and Distribution of Fuel Subsidies : Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana, Jordan, Mali, and Sri Lanka

Volume/Issue: 2006/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Gillingham , David Locke Newhouse , David Coady , Kangni Kpodar , Moataz El-Said , and Paulo Medas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865073

Keywords: welfare distribution, subsidy, consumer subsidies, domestic prices, safety net, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: General, Input-Output Models, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

With the recent jump in world oil prices, the issue of petroleum product pricing has become increasingly important in developing countries. Reflecting a reluctance of many governments to pass these price increases...

Appendix 3 Examining the Short-Term Impact of Reducing Price Subsidies on Real Household Incomes: An Illustration

Appendix 3 Examining the Short-Term Impact of Reducing Price Subsidies on Real Household Incomes: An Illustration »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

42. This appendix provides two competing pragmatic approaches to estimating the impact of price-subsidy reform on households in the short term....

Appendix 1 List of Examined Countries14

Appendix 1 List of Examined Countries14 »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

Sub-Saharan Africa: Mauritius (1992–95)*...

Appendix 2 The Nature of Price Subsidies

Appendix 2 The Nature of Price Subsidies »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

36. A price subsidy reduces the consumer price of a good or service below what it would be in the absence of the subsidy (consumer subsidy) or increases the price received by a prod...

3. Checklist of Economic Considerations in Price-Subsidy Reform9

3. Checklist of Economic Considerations in Price-Subsidy Reform9 »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

17. Based on the above discussion, policymakers should do the following to the extent information is available: 10 18. Assess the nature of existing subsidies—t...

2. Economic Issues in the Reform of Price Subsidies

2. Economic Issues in the Reform of Price Subsidies »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

4. Subsidy reform entails price liberalization or adjusting controlled prices of subsidized goods and services, often during macroeconomic adjustment. The economic goals are to correct fiscal imbalances and...

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies
			: A Guide for Policymakers

Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557759733.069

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political...

5. Key Lessons

5. Key Lessons »

Source: Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies : A Guide for Policymakers

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): Juan Cordoba , Robert Gillingham , Sanjeev Gupta , Ali Mansoor , Christian Schiller , and Marijn Verhoeven

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557759733

Keywords: subsidy, price subsidies, social safety nets, social protection

33. Speed Large budgetary savings from price-subsidy reform are difficult to achieve in the short run. Most countries have ad...