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Postconflict Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Postconflict Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo »

Series: Books

Author(s): Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062528.071

ISBN: 9781589062528

Keywords: civil war, civil wars, military, political instability, real gdp

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is making significant strides on both the political and economic fronts to extricate itself from one of the bloodiest wars in African history. This remarkable turnaround offers...

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316255

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Natural, Political Priorities, Energy Sector, District Heat, Domestic Energy Resources, Economy and national budget

Natural resources and political priorities have formed the energy sector through the last century. Especially the development of grid-dependent energies such as electricity, district heat, and natural gas has been...

China's State-Owned Enterprises as Climate Policy Actors
			: The Power and Steel Sectors

China's State-Owned Enterprises as Climate Policy Actors : The Power and Steel Sectors »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Henrik Bergsager , and Anna Korppoo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325356

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Greenhouse Gas, State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Electricity and Steel Sectors, Guanxi and Nomenklatura, Emission Growth, Political Leadership

A significant share of the greenhouse gas emitting activities of China is operated by state owned enterprises (SOEs). This report, written by Fridtjof Nansen Institute for the Nordic Council of Ministers, discusses...

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government

Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government »

Source: Votingon the "Optimal" Size of Government

Volume/Issue: 2000/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2000

ISBN: 9781451858686

Keywords: Party programs, median delegates, elections, public goods, political parties, political party, voters, election, voting

Viewing fiscal policies as the outcome of democratically resolved conflicts of households over public goods and taxes, the “economic model of politics” proposes a public choice approach, which does no...

Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence

Chapter 7. Energy Subsidies and Public Social Spending: Theory and Evidence »

Source: Fiscal Politics

Series: Books

Author(s): Vitor Gaspar , Sanjeev Gupta , and Carlos Mulas-Granados

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475547900

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Budgets, Politics, Political Economy, Elections, Institutions, Parties

Introduction Many studies have stressed the fiscal cost and environmental impact of energy subsidies (see, for example, IEA 2011; IMF 2013a; Parry and others 2014; and World Bank 201...

View Point: Challenge of the Century: Climate change is about market failure on a global scale; it must be resolved together with debt and global economic imbalances

View Point: Challenge of the Century: Climate change is about market failure on a global scale; it must be resolved together with debt and global economic imbalances »

Source: Finance & Development, March 2010

Volume/Issue: 47/1

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2010

ISBN: 9781451922257

Keywords: democracy, political economy, international monetary fund, dictatorship, financial intermediation

Prize or Penalty: When Sports Help Economies Score" looks at why countries vie to host the world's most costly sporting events. And, in a series of articles on "After the Crisis," we discuss why some countries were...

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs? »

Source: What Determines the Implementation of IMF-Supported Programs?

Volume/Issue: 2003/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , Anna Ivanova , George Anayotos , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2003

ISBN: 9781451842531

Keywords: IMF-supported programs, ownership, political economy, probability, political institutions, interest groups, statistics, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper assesses the implementation of IMF-supported programs using measures of program interruptions, compliance with conditionality, and the share of committed funds disbursed. The econometric model allows an...

Overcoming Barriers to Reform

Overcoming Barriers to Reform »

Source: Overcoming Barriers to Reform : On Incentive-Compatible International Assistance

Volume/Issue: 2007/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wolfgang Mayer , and Alex Mourmouras

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2007

ISBN: 9781451867954

Keywords: international assistance, incentives, optimal contracts, special interest groups, adverse selection, sovereign default, political instability, interest, interest group, repayment

International financial assistance (loans and grants) can potentially raise recipients' welfare in two ways, by affecting a direct resource transfer and by facilitating efficiency-enhancing reforms. In practice, ba...

Hold Your Nose and Vote

Hold Your Nose and Vote »

Source: Hold Your Nose and Vote : Why Do Some Democracies Tolerate Corruption?

Volume/Issue: 2009/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872309

Keywords: Political Equilibrium, Public Expenditure, Constitution, voter, law, law enforcement, voters, election,

This paper analyses why corruption can persist for long periods in a democracy and inquires whether this can result from a well-informed rational choice of the citizens. By applying a citizen-candidate model of rep...

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality »

Source: Vested Interests in a Positive Theory of IFI Conditionality

Volume/Issue: 2002/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alex Mourmouras , and Wolfgang Mayer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849479

Keywords: ownership, common agency, political economy, interest group, economic assistance, economic policies, interest groups, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Political Economy Of International Financial Institutions,

Understanding of the domestic political environment is key to building broad country ownership and the successful implementation of reform programs supported by international financial institutions (IFIs). But reci...