How to Adjust to a Large Fall in Commodity Prices

Author/Editor:

Paulo A Medas ; Veronique Salins ; Jeff Danforth

Publication Date:

September 27, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Resource-rich countries have to manage highly volatile commodity revenues. In periods of revenue booms there is a tendency for large spending scale-ups. When facing large and persistent reductions in commodity prices, some of these countries will need to adjust their budgets to the new reality. In many cases, overall surpluses turn into large fiscal deficits and borrowing costs tend to rise with the fall in commodity prices. This note discusses how to undertake large fiscal adjustments, which often tend to be protracted and with long-lasting impacts on growth. Consequently, the note also highlights how to better prepare for future booms and busts in commodity prices.

Series:

How-To-Note 16/01

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 27, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475536065/

Stock No:

FADHTNEA2016001

Price:

$4.99 (Academic Rate:$4.99)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

14

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