Energy and Natural Resources

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Series: Books
Author(s): Benedict Clements, David Coady, Stefania Fabrizio, Sanjeev Gupta, Trevor Alleyne, and Carlo Sdralevich
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Published Date: September 2013
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475558111.087
ISBN: 9781475558111
Energy subsidies are aimed at protecting consumers, however, subsidies aggravate fiscal imbalances, crowd out priority public spending, and depress private investment, including in the energy sector. This book provides the most comprehensive estimates of energy subsidies currently available for 176 countries and an analysis of 'how to do' energy subsidy reform, drawing on insights from 22 country case studies undertaken by the IMF staff and analyses carried out by other institutions.

 

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Series: Books
Author(s): Ian Parry, Dirk Heine, Eliza Lis, and Shanjun Li
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Published Date: July 2014
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388570.071
ISBN: 9781484388570w
Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries' fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. This book develops a practical methodology, and associated tools, to show how the major environmental damages from energy can be quantified for different countries and used to design the efficient set of energy taxes.

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Series: Books
Author(s): Roberto Cardarelli, and Lusine Lusinyan
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Published Date: November 2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498364799.071
ISBN: 9781498364799
The recent boom in unconventional energy production is transforming the energy landscape in North America, with important implications for global energy markets and the broader competitiveness outlook. This book, within a unifying policy perspective, examines the impact the upsurge in energy production has had on the manufacturing sectors of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and of the region as a whole, which produces nearly a quarter of the world's energy.

 

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