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Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)

This paper analyses the evolution of fiscal and monetary variables in Ghana, from the discovery of oil in 2007 through to 2014. It documents the deterioration of fiscal and monetary discipline over this period, which resulted in a rebound of debt, a deterioration of the external balance, and a decrease in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8209 OCT 03, 2017

Bawumia,Mahamudu; Halland,Havard Disclosed

Investigating the transmission channels behind Dutch disease effects: lessons from Mongolia using a CGE model (English)

This paper uses a computable general equilibrium model -- Maquette for Millennium Development Goal Simulations (MAMS) -- calibrated to Mongolia to investigate how the development of major mining projects leads to Dutch disease. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8183 SEP 06, 2017

Shaukat Khan,Tehmina; Gottschalk,Jan Disclosed

Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)

Oil discoveries can constitute a major positive and exogenous shock to economic activity, but the resource curse hypothesis would suggest they might also be detrimental to growth over the long run. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8140 JUL 10, 2017

Cust,James Frederick; Mihalyi,David Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth (English)

This paper studies the question of whether exchange rate policy affects the impact of remittances on economic growth in recipient countries. The paper utilizes a comprehensive data set that comprises annual observations for 135 developing and transition countries, spanning 1970-2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7932 DEC 30, 2016

Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng Disclosed

Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework : a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda (English)

In low-income, capital-scarce economies that face financial and fiscal constraints, managing revenues from newly found natural resources can be a daunting challenge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7910 DEC 09, 2016

Zeufack,Albert G.; Kopoin,Alexandre; Nganou,Jean-Pascal; Tchana Tchana,Fulbert; Kemoe,Laurent Disclosed

Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)

How should resource-dependent countries respond (fiscally) to resource price volatility? This paper studies what determines revenue allocation between a "spend today" strategy and a "save now-spend tomorrow" approach in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7837 SEP 27, 2016

Pinto Moreira,Emmanuel Disclosed

From evidence to policy - Supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 1 (English)

Nepal's trade balance in goods and services has been in deficit for many years. The large deficit has not resulted in a substantial accumulation of net foreign liabilities, as it has been largely financed with workers' remittances from abroad. ... See More +

Working Paper 106828 JUL 01, 2016

Portugal,Alberto; Zildzovic,Emir Disclosed

The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)

The acceleration of natural resource discoveries across many parts of the developing world has highlighted the urgent need for solutions to the mismanagement of windfalls that has blighted many countries over the past half-century. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7575 FEB 23, 2016

McGuirk,Eoin; Rajaram,Anand; Giugale,Marcelo Disclosed

Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)

Fiscal indicators for resource-rich and resource-poor low- and middle-income countries are compared using annual data from 1996 to 2012. Resource richness is defined by export composition: fuel greater than a 25 percent share and/or ores and metals greater than a 10 percent share. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7552 FEB 02, 2016

Bleaney,Michael Francis; Halland,Havard Disclosed

Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)

This paper is one of a series aimed at deepening the World Bank’s capacity to follow through on commitments made in response to the World Development Report (WDR) 2011, which gave renewed prominence to the nexus between conflict, security, and development. ... See More +

Working Paper 97600 JUN 01, 2015

Bain,Katherine A.; Porter,Douglas John; Watts, Michael Disclosed

The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)

What are the socioeconomic impacts of resource abundance? Are these effects different at the national and local levels? How could resource booms benefit (or harm) local communities? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7263 MAY 12, 2015

Aragona,Fernando M.; Chuhan-Pole,Punam; Land,Bryan Christopher Disclosed

How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)

Natural resources are being discovered in more countries, both rich and poor. Many of the new and aspiring resource exporters are low-income countries that are still receiving substantial levels of foreign aid. ... See More +

Brief 95263 MAR 01, 2015

Dobronogov,Anton; Gelb,Alan Harold; Saldanha, Fernando Brant Disclosed

Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6984 JUL 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dissou, Yazid; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman Disclosed

Demystifying Dutch disease (English)

This paper examines the theory of Dutch disease and its implications for practical policy questions. Dutch disease is a term that is well-known to economists and development practitioners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6981 JUL 01, 2014

Kojo, Naoko C. Disclosed

Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)

This paper shows how Dutch disease effects may arise solely from a shift in demand following a natural resource discovery. The natural resource wealth increases the demand for non-tradable luxury services due to non-homothetic preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6966 JUL 01, 2014

Battaile, Bill; Chisik, Richard; Onder, Harun Disclosed

Containing volatility : windfall revenues for resource-rich low-income countries (English)

An abundance of natural resources is both an opportunity and a challenge for developing countries. Several resource-rich, low-income countries receive amounts of foreign aid that are similar to or larger than their actual or potential revenues from natural resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6956 JUN 01, 2014

Keutiben, Octave;Keutiben,Octave Njopmouo; Dobronogov, Anton;Dobronogov,Anton Disclosed

The contribution of the mining sector to socioeconomic and human development (English)

Many low and middle-income mineral-rich countries have experienced strong growth for a decade or longer, propelled by a rapid expansion of their mineral exports and a rise in prices of these commodities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 87298 APR 01, 2014

McMahon, Gary Joseph Raymond; Moreira, Susana Disclosed

Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)

Mongolia is currently experiencing a rapid economic transformation generated by vast mineral discoveries. Starting in the past decade, a boom in mining exploration confirmed the existence of large mineral deposits, notably copper, uranium, oil, coal, iron ore, and gold. ... See More +

Brief 85818 FEB 01, 2014

Robbins, Adam B.; Smith, Gregory Disclosed

Mongolia - The politics of public investment (English)

Why do politicians distort public investments? And given that public investments are poor, because presumably that is what is politically rational, what types of reforms are likely to be both Efficiency improving and compatible with the interests of politicians? ... See More +

Working Paper 93358 JAN 01, 2014

Hasnain, Zahid Disclosed

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Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 WPS8209 Policy Research Working Paper
Investigating the transmission channels behind Dutch disease effects: lessons from Mongolia using a CGE model (English)
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SEP 06, 2017 WPS8183 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments (English)
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JUL 10, 2017 WPS8140 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
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JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137
Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth (English)
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DEC 30, 2016 WPS7932 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework : a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda (English)
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DEC 09, 2016 WPS7910 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility : exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo (English)
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SEP 27, 2016 WPS7837 Policy Research Working Paper
From evidence to policy - Supporting Nepal’s trade integration strategy : policy note 1 (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 106828 Working Paper
The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries : a theoretical consideration (English)
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FEB 23, 2016 WPS7575 Policy Research Working Paper
Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7552 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional change, political economy, and state capabilities : learning from Edo state, Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97600 Working Paper
The local economic impacts of resource abundance : what have we learned ? (English)
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MAY 12, 2015 WPS7263 Policy Research Working Paper
How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries? (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 95263 Brief
Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6984 Policy Research Working Paper
Demystifying Dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6981 Policy Research Working Paper
Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6966 Policy Research Working Paper
Containing volatility : windfall revenues for resource-rich low-income countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6956 Policy Research Working Paper
The contribution of the mining sector to socioeconomic and human development (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87298 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Case study : World Bank engagement with Mongolia's sovereign wealth fund (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 85818 Brief
Mongolia - The politics of public investment (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 93358 Working Paper