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How Much Is Enough? Monte Carlo Simulations of an Oil Stabilization Fund for Nigeria

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Source: How Much Is Enough? Monte Carlo Simulations of an Oil Stabilization Fund for Nigeria

Volume/Issue: 2006/142

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ulrich Bartsch

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864021

Keywords: Oil stabilization fund, Monte Carlo simulation, fiscal policy, fiscal spending, government spending, government revenue, Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment

In oil-dependent countries, a major issue is how to stabilize fiscal spending when government revenue fluctuates along with the international price of oil. A stabilization fund would allow the government to pull th...