Front Matter

Front Matter Page


Food and Fuel Prices—Recent Developments, Macroeconomic Impact, and Policy Responses An Update

Prepared by the Fiscal Affairs, Strategy, Policy, and Review, and Research Departments

(In consultation with the other departments)

Approved by Teresa Ter-Minassian, Reza Moghadam, Olivier Blanchard

September 19, 2008


  • Executive Summary

  • I. Introduction

  • II. An Update on Fuel and Food Price Developments

  • III. Macroeconomic Impact

    • A. Balance of Payments Impact

    • B. The Impact on Inflation

  • IV. Countries’ Policy Responses.

    • A. Fiscal Responses to Rising Food and Fuel Prices

    • B. Monetary, Exchange Rate, and Trade Policies

  • V. Fund Financial Support

Food and Fuel Prices-Recent Developments, Macroeconomic Impact, and Policy Responses—An Update
Author: International Monetary Fund