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A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia

A Growth-Friendly Path for Building Fiscal Buffers in the Caucuses and Central Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2018/6

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Edward Gemayel , Lorraine Ocampos , Matteo Ghilardi , and James Aylward

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337165.087

ISBN: 9781484337165

Keywords: Growth acceleration, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen, Republic of, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Since 2014, large and persistent external shocks have hit the CCA region, particularly a slump in global commodity prices and slower growth in its key economic partners. Fiscal accommodation, along with currency ad...

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia

Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Volume: 18

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , and Christoph Duenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336731.087

ISBN: 9781484336731

Keywords: Public sector, Public sector wages, Public employment, Public expenditure management, Public expenditures reform, Public services, Public employment systems, Public sector; Public sector wages; Public employment; Public expenditure management; Public expenditures reform; Public services; Public employment systems

Analysis of policies for managing public sector wage bills in the Middle East and Central Asia region. While some work has been done recently at the Fund on issues related to government employment and compensation,...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513552255.006

ISBN: 9781513552255

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2015/16

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Mario Mansour , Pritha Mitra , Carlo Sdralevich , and Andrew Jewell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 September 2015

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513555515.006

ISBN: 9781513555515

Keywords: Resource Revenues, Excise, Value-Added Tax, Equity, tax, taxes, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement, International Relations and International Political Economy: Other

Fairness - and what governments can do about it - is at the forefront of economic and social debate all over the world. In MENA, this has been at the core of recent political transitions but has not been adequately...

Oil Prices and Bank Profitability
			: Evidence From Major Oil-Exporting Countries in the Middle East and North Africa

Oil Prices and Bank Profitability : Evidence From Major Oil-Exporting Countries in the Middle East and North Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2009/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Heiko Hesse , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873672.001

ISBN: 9781451873672

Keywords: bank profitability, oil price shocks, system GMM, banking, exporting countries, bank performance,

This paper analyzes the relationship between oil price shocks and bank profitability. Using data on 145 banks in 11 oil-exporting MENA countries for 1994-2008, we test hypotheses of direct and indirect effects of o...