Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore

December 2013
Energy Subsidy Reform
Lessons and Implications
edited by Benedict Clements, David Coady, Stefania Fabrizio, Sanjeev Gupta, Trevor Alleyne,
and Carlo Sdralevich
Energy subsidies have wide-ranging economic consequences. Al though they are aimed
at protecting consumers, subsidies aggravate fiscal imbalances, crowd out priority public
spending, and depress private investment. This book pr ovides the most comprehensive
estimates of energy subsidies currently available for 176 countries. It also presents an
analysis of “how to do” energy subsidy reform, drawing on insights from 22 country case
studies undertaken by IMF staf f and analyses carried out by other institutions.
© 2013. 194 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-47555-811-1. Stock# ESRLIE A. Price: $28
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China’s Economy in Transition
From External to Internal Rebalancing
edited by Anoop Singh, Malhar Nabar, and Papa N’Diaye
This volume looks at various aspects of the rebalancing under way in China. It focuses
on three main themes: the reasons for the decline in China’s current account and signs
of growing domestic imbalances; the implications for China’s trading partners; and policy
lessons for seeing the process through to achieve a stable, sustainable, and more inclusive
transformation of China’s growth model.
© 2013. 292 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-48430-393-1. Stock# CETE DEA. Price: $ 30
Boom, Bust, or Prosperity?
Managing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Wealth
Charlotte Lundgren, Alun Thomas, and Robert York
This publication outlines the main policy considerations and options in managing natural
resource wealth, drawing on experience within and outside sub-Saharan Africa and refer ring
closely to the latest analysis and policy advice in this area by the IMF, the World Bank, and
leading academic research. A key feature of each chapter is a recommended reading list
highlighting more in-depth material on these issues to further inform policymakers and other
stakeholders on the theoretical a nd analytical underpinnings of the policy advice.
© 2013. 82 pp. Paperback ISBN 978-1-48436-932-6. Stock # M NRSSAE A. Price: $25
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