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The quest for subsidies reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a microsimulation approach to policy making (English)

The book is organized in two parts and ten chapters. Part one, Cross-Country Analyses, covers the comparative analyses across countries. Chapter one provides a synthesis of what we learned about subsidies reforms from a political economy perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper 115145 JAN 01, 2017

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

SUBSIM: A user guide (English)

SUBSIM is an automated subsidies simulation model designed to carry out rapid distributional analysis of consumers’ subsidies and simulations of subsidies reforms. ... See More +

Manual 109803 NOV 03, 2016

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim Disclosed

A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region (English)

The paper compares the distribution of energy and food subsidies across households and the impact of subsidy reforms on household welfare in the Middle East and North Africa region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7755 JUL 20, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Islamic republic of Mauritania : poverty dynamics and social mobility 2008-2014 (English)

This report provides a dynamic poverty assessment of Mauritania between 2008 and 2014, the time period included between the last two household budget surveys (the Enquête Permanente sur les Conditions de Vie des ménages – EPCV). ... See More +

Working Paper 111994 JUL 01, 2016

Verme,Paolo; Araar,Abdelkrim; Tsimpo Nkengne,Clarence; Mungai,Rose Disclosed

Prices and welfare (English)

What is the welfare effect of a price change? This simple question is one of the most relevant and controversial questions in microeconomic theory and its different answers can lead to severe heterogeneity in empirical results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7566 FEB 16, 2016

Araar,Abdelkrim; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya (English)

Shortly before the 2011 Libyan revolution, consumers' subsidies were rapidly increased by the regime in an effort to reduce social discontent. In the aftermath of the revolution, these subsidies became important for people's subsistence, but also a very heavy burden for the state budget. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7225 MAR 30, 2015

Araar,Abdelkrim; Choueiri,Nada; Verme,Paolo Disclosed

Reforming subsidies in Morocco (English)

The cost of the subsidy system in Morocco peaked at 6.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012, an amount larger than the country's total investment budget for that year. ... See More +

Brief 84516 FEB 01, 2014

Verme, Paolo; El-Massnaoui, Khalid; Araar, Abdelkrim Disclosed

Reforming subsidies : a tool-kit for policy simulations (English)

The paper provides basic guidelines and tools for simulating subsidy reforms with Stata using a single cross-section survey. Simulations are discussed under a partial equilibrium and medium-term framework using a marginal approach. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6148 JUL 01, 2012

Araar, Abdelkrim; Verme, Paolo Disclosed