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			: Selected Issues

Nepal : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2011/319

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463924010.007

ISBN: 9781463924010

Keywords: Selected issues, Tax incentives, Price indexes, Consumption taxes, Tax revenue, Economic stabilization, Revenue administration, ISCR, CR, nonfood

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Macroeconomic Stability in Resource-Rich Countries

Macroeconomic Stability in Resource-Rich Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2016/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Elva Bova , Paulo Medas , and Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 February 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475596465.001

ISBN: 9781475596465

Keywords: resource-rich countries, procyclical fiscal policy, commodity, prices, price, fiscal policy, General, Models with Panel Data, All Countries,, Natural resources

Resource-rich countries face large and persistent shocks, especially coming from volatile commodity prices. Given the severity of the shocks, it would be expected that these countries adopt countercyclical fiscal p...

Review of the Experience with Oil Stabilization and Savings Funds in Selected Countries

Review of the Experience with Oil Stabilization and Savings Funds in Selected Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2000/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ugo Fasano-Filho

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451853599.001

ISBN: 9781451853599

Keywords: oil stabilization fund, oil savings fund, oil exporting countries, Chile&;amp;#x2019;s copper fund, fiscal indicators, oil prices, central government fiscal, oil revenues, fiscal policy

The main purposes of this paper are to review the operational modalities and experience of oil funds currently in place in Norway, Chile (copper), the State of Alaska, Venezuela, Kuwait, and Oman, and to draw some...

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation

Fiscal Deficits and Inflation »

Volume/Issue: 2003/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Luis Catão , and Marco Terrones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848700.001

ISBN: 9781451848700

Keywords: Macroeconomic Stabilization, price inflation, monetary policy, inflation tax, low inflation, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General,

Macroeconomic theory postulates that fiscal deficits cause inflation. Yet empirical research has had limited success in uncovering this relationship. This paper reexamines the issue in light of broader data and a n...

The Interaction of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies

The Interaction of Monetary and Macroprudential Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2012/107

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department;International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 December 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339506.007

ISBN: 9781498339506

Keywords: Financial stability, Financial systems, Macroprudential Policy, Monetary policy, Political economy, Price stabilization, Central bank governance, Financial and Monetary Sector, Central bank independence, Interest rate policy

The recent crisis showed that price stability does not guarantee macroeconomic stability. In several countries, dangerous financial imbalances developed under low inflation and small output gaps. To ensure macroeco...

Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Developing Countries - Background Paper 1

Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Developing Countries - Background Paper 1 »

Volume/Issue: 2012/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498339988.007

ISBN: 9781498339988

Keywords: Background papers, Botswana, Chile, Conditionality, Developing countries, Fiscal policy, Mongolia, Natural resources, Oil revenues, Sovereign wealth funds

This paper provides deeper insights on a few themes with regard to the experience with macroeconomic management in resource-rich developing countries (RRDCs). First, some stylized facts on the performance of these...

Managing Volatility in Low-Income Countries - The Role and Potential for Contingent Financial Instruments

Managing Volatility in Low-Income Countries - The Role and Potential for Contingent Financial Instruments »

Volume/Issue: 2011/089

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338325.007

ISBN: 9781498338325

Keywords: External financing, External shocks, Financial instruments, Fund role, Low-income developing countries, Risk management, World Bank, Financial crises, Financial management, Economic stabilization

The paper examines the case for contingent financial instruments for low-income countries (LICs), from both the market and official sector. These include commodity price hedging instruments, contingent debt instrum...

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country

The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country »

Volume/Issue: 2015/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Romain Houssa , Jolan Mohimont , and Christopher Otrok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310147.001

ISBN: 9781498310147

Keywords: Credit Shocks, Macroeconomic Stabilization Policies, Sign Restrictions, Bayesian VAR, credit, productivity, inflation, prices, exchange, Models with Panel Data

We examine the role of global and domestic shocks in driving macroeconomic fluctuations for Ghana. We are able to study the impact of exogenous shocks including productivity, credit supply, and commodity price shoc...

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...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Excerpt : Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Miscellaneous Publication (Other)

Author(s): Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2012

ISBN: CPVIEAEX

Keywords: Agricultural sector, Balance of trade, Central banking, Central banks, Civil society, Commodities, Commodity price shocks, Commodity prices, Consumption, Credit

In the years following the global financial crisis, many low-income countries experienced rapid recovery and strong economic growth. However, many are now facing enormous difficulties because of rapidly rising food...