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Global Financial Stability Report, April 2018

A Bumpy Road Ahead

The April 2018 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) finds that short-term risks to financial stability have increased somewhat since the previous GFSR.

Fiscal Monitor, April 2018

Capitalizing on Good Times

April 2018 edition of Fiscal Monitor is focused on two broad themes: the burden of high global debt and the opportunities and challenges of digital government.

Unburnable Wealth of Nations: Successful action to address climate change would diminish the value of fossil fuel resources in many of the world’s poorest countries

Unburnable Wealth of Nations: Successful action to address climate change would diminish the value of fossil fuel resources in many of the world’s poorest countries »

Source: Finance and Development, March 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475577150

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, March 2017...

Forests for Growth: Forests are a key asset for climate stability; Brazil has shown protecting them is compatible with development

Forests for Growth: Forests are a key asset for climate stability; Brazil has shown protecting them is compatible with development »

Source: Finance and Development, March 2017

Volume/Issue: 54/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475577150

Keywords: Finance and Development

Finance and Development, March 2017...

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Striving to Foster Inclusive Growth in a Challenging Environment

2. MENAP Oil Importers: Striving to Foster Inclusive Growth in a Challenging Environment »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2016

ISBN: 9781513534497

Keywords: cheaper oil, global spillovers, China’;s rebalancing, fiscal deficits

Macroeconomic stabilization is advancing on the heels of recent energy subsidy reforms and low oil prices. Yet growth remains weak and fragile amid ongoing regional conflicts, lingering structur...

Gone with the Wind
			: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544763.001

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change »

Source: Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change : A Framework Model

Volume/Issue: 2016/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Bonen , Prakash Loungani , Willi Semmler , and Sebastian Koch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475523690

Keywords: Climate Change, Fiscal Policy, Public Capital, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

We propose a macroeconomic model to assess optimal public policy decisions in the the face of competing funding demands for climate change action versus traditional welfare-enhancing capital investment. How to prop...

Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change
			: A Framework Model

Investing to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change : A Framework Model »

Volume/Issue: 2016/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anthony Bonen , Prakash Loungani , Willi Semmler , and Sebastian Koch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475523690.001

ISBN: 9781475523690

Keywords: Climate Change, Fiscal Policy, Public Capital, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

We propose a macroeconomic model to assess optimal public policy decisions in the the face of competing funding demands for climate change action versus traditional welfare-enhancing capital investment. How to prop...

Climate Mitigation in China
			: Which Policies Are Most Effective?

Climate Mitigation in China : Which Policies Are Most Effective? »

Volume/Issue: 2016/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , Baoping Shang , Philippe Wingender , Nate Vernon , and Tarun Narasimhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574524.001

ISBN: 9781475574524

Keywords: Paris Agreement, carbon tax, China, air pollution, coal tax, emissions trading, incidence, welfare effects

For the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, China pledged to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of GDP by 60-65 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This paper develops a practical spreadsheet tool for eva...

Climate Mitigation in China

Climate Mitigation in China »

Source: Climate Mitigation in China : Which Policies Are Most Effective?

Volume/Issue: 2016/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , Baoping Shang , Philippe Wingender , Nate Vernon , and Tarun Narasimhan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475574524

Keywords: Paris Agreement, carbon tax, China, air pollution, coal tax, emissions trading, incidence, welfare effects

For the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, China pledged to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of GDP by 60-65 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. This paper develops a practical spreadsheet tool for eva...

II. Background: Economic and Social Environment

II. Background: Economic and Social Environment »

Source: Walking a Fine Line : Public Investment Scaling-Up and Debt Sustainability in Burkina Faso

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mame Astou Diouf , and Constant Lonkeng Ngouana

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 April 2016

ISBN: 9781498358538

Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal sustainability, Foreign aid, Foreign aid policy, investment, public investment, debt, environment, capital

Appendix B, Figure 1), although many impediments to broad-based growth remain. Sustained implementation of sound policies and structural reforms has contributed to a stable macroeconomic environ...

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands »

Source: Solomon Islands : Economic Development Documents- Medium-Term Development Plan, 2016-20

Volume/Issue: 2016/91

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2016

ISBN: 9781484304303

Keywords: environment, land, economic growth, resources, fisheries

This report describes Solomon Islands' macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major source of financing. Solomo...