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Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries

Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries »

Source: Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Oil-Producing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1994/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sheila Bassett , Claire Liuksila , and Alejandro García

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1994

ISBN: 9781451855852

Keywords: oil reserves, fiscal stance, oil revenues, government revenue

Assessing the sustainability of a given fiscal policy is especially important for countries that depend on income from exhaustible resources. Political and growth pressures may push governments to raise expenditure...

Fiscal Determinants of Inflation

Fiscal Determinants of Inflation »

Source: Fiscal Determinants of Inflation : A Primer for the Middle East and North Africa

Volume/Issue: 2006/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ludvig Söderling , and Domenico Fanizza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451864762

Keywords: Fiscal theory of the price level, price level, money stock, money growth,

Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have recently experienced surges in money growth that apparently have not generated significant inflationary pressures. Moreover, several MENA countr...

Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead »

Source: Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa : Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Carlo Sdralevich , Randa Sab , Younes Zouhar , and Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498350433

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Middle East, North Africa, Fiscal reforms, Fiscal policy, Social safety nets, Political economy, Subsidies, prices, food subsidies

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries price subsidies are common, especially on food and fuels. However, these are neither well targeted nor cost effective as a social protection tool, often benefiti...

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries? »

Source: What Sustains Fiscal Consolidations in Emerging Market Countries?

Volume/Issue: 2003/224

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , Erwin Tiongson , and Emanuele Baldacci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875348

Keywords: survival analysis, probability, fiscal adjustments, fiscal deficit, Econometric and Statistical Methods: - Special Topics, Macroeconomic - Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook,

This paper examines the factors affecting the persistence of fiscal consolidation in 25 emerging market countries during 1980-2001. It proposes a new approach for defining spells of fiscal consolidation. The result...

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices »

Source: Global Implications of Lower Oil Prices

Volume/Issue: 2015/15

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Aasim Husain , Rabah Arezki , Peter Breuer , Vikram Haksar , Thomas Helbling , Paulo Medas , and Martin Sommer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513532417

Keywords: Oil price, fuel taxes and subsidies, fiscal vulnerabilities, external vulnerabilities, exchange rate regime, oil, prices, price, oil prices, energy

The sharp drop in oil prices is one of the most important global economic developments over the past year. The SDN finds that (i) supply factors have played a somewhat larger role than demand factors in driving the...

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Source: Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Volume: 14

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 May 2014

Language: Arabic

ISBN: 9781484351826

Keywords: Arab Spring, Arab countries in transition, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, country studies, growth

The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset of political transition,...

Vers de nouveaux horizons: La transformation économique sur fond de transition politique dans le monde arabe

Vers de nouveaux horizons: La transformation économique sur fond de transition politique dans le monde arabe »

Source: Toward New Horizons: Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Volume: 14

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Daniela Gressani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2014

Language: French

ISBN: 9781475525380

Keywords: Arab Spring, Arab countries in transition, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, country studies, growth

The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset of political transition,...

Fiscal Revenues in South Mediterranean Arab Countries

Fiscal Revenues in South Mediterranean Arab Countries »

Source: Fiscal Revenues in South Mediterranean Arab Countries : Vulnerabilities and Growth Potential

Volume/Issue: 2002/67

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451848915

Keywords: Southern Mediterranean Arab countries, VAT, petroleum pricing, exchange rate, trade taxes, income taxes, trade liberalization, domestic taxes, free trade, Taxation

This paper reviews the fiscal revenue performance of Southern Mediterranean Arab countries (SMCs) over the last decade and compares this performance with selected middle income and Organization for Economic Coopera...

Middle East Transitions

Middle East Transitions »

Source: Middle East Transitions : A Long, Hard Road

Volume/Issue: 2014/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shahid Yusuf

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498359122

Keywords: economic transition, growth, youth unemployment, institutions, SMEs, SEZs, employment, labor market, labor force, General

Since the onset of the Arab Spring, economic uncertainty in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen (Arab Countries in Transition, ACTs) has slowed already sluggish growth; worsened unemployment, particul...

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 »

Source: 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

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...