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Regional Economic Outlook, May 2018, Europe

Managing the Upswing in Uncertain Times

The Spring EUR REO projects the economic outlook for the region for the next six months.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department

Seizing the Momentum

The Spring 2018 WHD REO projects the economic outlook for the region over the next six months.

Canada's Carbon Price Floor

Canada's Carbon Price Floor »

Volume/Issue: 2018/42

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , and Victor Mylonas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484345191.001

ISBN: 9781484345191

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, Canada, carbon price, price floor, welfare impacts, incidence, effective carbon price, competitiveness impacts, Environmental Economics: Government Policy

The pan-Canadian approach to carbon pricing, announced in October 2016, ensures that carbon pricing applies throughout Canada in 2018, with increasing stringency over time to reduce emissions. Canadian provinces an...

Seychelles
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

Seychelles : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304808.002

ISBN: 9781484304808

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper takes stock of Seychelles' plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of its macroeconomic implications. It suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the plans' likelihood of succes...

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
			: 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...

Breaking the Oil Spell
			: The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

Breaking the Oil Spell : The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification »

Series: Books

Author(s): Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513537863.071

ISBN: 9781513537863

Keywords: environment, development, oil, capital, industry, Gulf Falcons,

The 'Gulf Falcons'-the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council-have high living standards as a result of large income flows from oil. The decline of oil prices between summer 2014 and fall 2015 underscores the ur...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304303.002

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...

Avoiding the New Mediocre
			: Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia

Avoiding the New Mediocre : Raising Long-Term Growth in the Middle East and Central Asia »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Pritha Mitra , Amr Hosny , Gohar Minasyan , Mark Fischer , and Gohar Abajyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513572710.087

ISBN: 9781513572710

Keywords: Middle East and Central Asia, Fiscal policy, environment, oil, productivity, growth, employment, long-term growth, capital, labor

Raising the Middle East and Central Asia's long-term growth prospects is critical for meeting the region's pressing need for jobs and higher living standards....

Gabon
			: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

Gabon : 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon »

Volume/Issue: 2016/86

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484300848.002

ISBN: 9781484300848

Keywords: oil price, debt, oil prices, monetary fund, deposits

This paper discusses challenges, outlook, and risks of Gabon's economy. Gabon's economy is facing mounting headwinds. Economic activity benefited from a one-off boost in oil production in 2015, due to the introduct...

Winning the Oil Lottery
			: The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth

Winning the Oil Lottery : The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2016/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tiago Cavalcanti , Daniel Da Mata , and Frederik Toscani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513587752.001

ISBN: 9781513587752

Keywords: Oil and Gas, Urbanization, oil, drilling, oil discoveries, oil production, gas, General, All Countries,

This paper provides evidence of the causal impact of oil discoveries on development. Novel data on the drilling of 20,000 oil wells in Brazil allows us to exploit a quasi-experiment: Municipalities where oil was di...