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Management of Oil Wealth Under the Permanent Income Hypothesis

Management of Oil Wealth Under the Permanent Income Hypothesis »

Source: Management of Oil Wealth Under the Permanent Income Hypothesis : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

Volume/Issue: 2006/183

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alonso Segura Vasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864434

Keywords: S&;amp;#x00E3;o Tom&;amp;#x00E9; and Pr&;amp;#x00ED;ncipe, permanent income hypothesis, oil production, oil prices, Sao Tome and Principe,

This paper documents the protracted process of shaping the rules governing oil operations in São Tomé and Príncipe. It analyzes the institutional framework for oil sector development, which applies Milton Friedman'...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Old Curses, New Approaches? Fiscal Benchmarks for Oil-Producing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Old Curses, New Approaches? Fiscal Benchmarks for Oil-Producing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Old Curses, New Approaches? Fiscal Benchmarks for Oil-Producing Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/107

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan-Peter Olters

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2007

ISBN: 9781451866711

Keywords: Oil reserves, sustainability, oil production, oil and gas, gas reserves, National Deficit Surplus, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

Buoyant oil prices have allowed oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA OPCs) to increase oil exports and fiscal revenues, providing them with resources necessary to address the pressing social needs. To...

III. Macroeconomic Challenges for Africa’s Oil Producers: How to Seize the Opportunities and Avoid the Pitfalls

III. Macroeconomic Challenges for Africa’s Oil Producers: How to Seize the Opportunities and Avoid the Pitfalls »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction In the past three years buoyant oil prices, and in some countries increasing oil production, have allowed OPCs in SSA to substantially increase their oil exports and thu...

II. Developments in 2006 and Prospects for 2007

II. Developments in 2006 and Prospects for 2007 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Developments in 2006 Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2006 remained robust at 5.4 percent, after growth of 6 percent in 2004 and 2005 (Table 2.1). Growth moderated in o...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Estimates and projections used in this report are based on data provided by IMF country desks as of March 29, 2007. Projections are staff estimates. The database covers 44 countries of the African Department...

V. Local-Currency Government Debt Markets in Africa: Experiences and Policy Challenges

V. Local-Currency Government Debt Markets in Africa: Experiences and Policy Challenges »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction In past decades the debate on debt in Africa focused almost exclusively on external debt. More recently large-scale debt relief under the HIPC Initiative and the MDRI im...

Appendix I. Additional Tables and Figures

Appendix I. Additional Tables and Figures »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Table A1. Time Period Covered in Poverty Assessments by Country Country Surv...

IV. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Emerging Export Pattern

IV. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Emerging Export Pattern »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2007, Sub-Saharan African

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066397

Keywords: debt, domestic debt, debt management, exchange rate regime, exporting countries

Introduction The share of SSA in global trade (exports plus imports) has declined from about 4 percent in 1970 to about 2 percent at present (Figure 4.1). This long-term decline is t...

Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions1

Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions1 »

Source: Can the Natural Resource Curse Be Turned Into a Blessing? The Role of Trade Policies and Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2007/55

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , and Frederik van der Ploeg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451866193

Keywords: Resource curse, institutions, trade policies, growth performance, income per capita, natural resource, natural resource curse, natural resource revenues, natural resources, natural resource abundance

We criticize existing empirical results on the detrimental effects of natural resource dependence on the rate of economic growth after controlling for institutional quality, openness, and initial income. These resu...