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Author Söderling, Ludvig.

Title Escaping the curse of oil? : the case of Gabon / Ludvig Söderling
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (35 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/02/93
IMF working paper ; WP/02/93
Summary This paper studies the prospects for sustainable growth and economic development in Gabon, in the face of a severe decline in its main source of income and growth, i.e. oil. A simple Computable General Equilibrium model is used to simulate the development of the non-oil economy under various assumptions. The results of the simulations underline Gabon's dependence on foreign financing-especially private-and its vulnerability to variations in oil prices. The potential role of an income stabilization fund is also discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-35)
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Subject Economic stabilization -- Gabon -- Econometric models.
Investments, Foreign -- Gabon -- Econometric models.
Oil industries -- Gabon -- Econometric models.
Petroleum products -- Prices -- Gabon -- Econometric models.
Gabon -- Economic conditions -- 1960- -- Econometric models.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. African Department.
ISBN 1281600776