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Volatility and Growth in Latin America

Volatility and Growth in Latin America »

Source: Volatility and Growth in Latin America : An Episodic Approach

Volume/Issue: 2006/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ratna Sahay , and Rishi Goyal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865479

Keywords: Growth, Volatility, Structural Reforms, Episodic Approach, fiscal policy, terms of trade, exchange rate regime, fiscal balance, trade liberalization, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics: General,

This paper compares the pattern of macroeconomic volatility in 17 Latin American countries during episodes of high and low growth since 1970, examining in particular the role of policy volatility. Macroeconomic out...

Riding the Roller Coaster

Riding the Roller Coaster »

Source: Riding the Roller Coaster : Fiscal Policies of Nonrenewable Resource Exporters in Latin America and the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2010/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Lopez Murphy , Mauricio Villafuerte , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2010

ISBN: 9781455209514

Keywords: expenditure, fiscal policies, fiscal sustainability, Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government, National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General

This paper analyzes recent fiscal policies of nonrenewable resource exporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of sharp swings in resource prices. Fiscal policies were predominantly procy...

Boom-Bust Cycle, Asymmetrical Fiscal Response and the Dutch Disease

Boom-Bust Cycle, Asymmetrical Fiscal Response and the Dutch Disease »

Source: Boom-Bust Cycle, Asymmetrical Fiscal Response and the Dutch Disease

Volume/Issue: 2010/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kareem Ismail , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982718

Keywords: Fiscal Asymmetry, export value, reer, fiscal rules, oil export, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

We examine the behavior of expenditure policy during boom-bust in commodity price cycles, and its implication for real exchange rate movements. To do so, we introduce a Dutch disease model with downward rigidities...

Oil Exporters' Dilemma

Oil Exporters' Dilemma »

Source: Oil Exporters' Dilemma : How Much to Save and How Much to Invest

Volume/Issue: 2012/4

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Reda Cherif , and Fuad Hasanov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781475502459

Keywords: volatility, precautionary, saving, buffer-stock, investment, oil exporters, fiscal policy, exporters, exporting countries, domestic investment

Policymakers in oil-exporting countries confront the question of how to allocate oil revenues among consumption, saving, and investment in the face of high income volatility. We study this allocation problem in a p...

12 Fiscal Policy and Petroleum Fund Management in Norway

12 Fiscal Policy and Petroleum Fund Management in Norway »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction One of the challenges of policymaking is to illustrate complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand. Mundane as this may seem, it really goes to the core of poli...

13 Oil Funds in Transition Economies: Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

13 Oil Funds in Transition Economies: Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction The challenge of economic transition—of transforming an economy from a system of command and control to a free market—is a daunting one. Countries fac...

14 Hedging Government Oil Price Risk

14 Hedging Government Oil Price Risk »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction Oil price risk is the risk that oil prices may change rapidly, substantially, and unpredictably. Governments are subject to this risk in two main ways...

15 Issues in Domestic Petroleum Pricing in Oil-Producing Countries

15 Issues in Domestic Petroleum Pricing in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction Petroleum product prices are often heavily regulated. Domestic price controls are prevalent, especially in countries that are net exporters of oil. Governments often...

16 The Impact of Gasoline Price Subsidies on the Government and the National Oil Company

16 The Impact of Gasoline Price Subsidies on the Government and the National Oil Company »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

One aspect seldom analyzed when discussing the distributive effects of gasoline subsidies in oil-exporting countries is the distribution of subsidy losses between the government and...

17 Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries

17 Domestic Petroleum Price Smoothing in Developing and Transition Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction This paper examines the case for smoothing retail petroleum prices in the face of volatile international oil prices in developing countries where petroleum prices are...