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Fiscal Policy and Economic Cycles in Oil-Exporting Countries

Kamilya Tazhibayeva, Anna Ter-Martirosyan and Aasim Husain

No 2008/253, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper empirically assesses the impact of oil price shocks on the underlying non-oil economic cycle in oil-exporting countries. Panel VAR analysis and the associated impulse responses indicate that in countries where the oil sector is large in relation to the economy, oil price changes affect the economic cycle only through their impact on fiscal policy. Once fiscal policy changes are removed, oil price shocks do not have a significant independent effect on the economic cycle.

Keywords: WP; oil price; price; output (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21
Date: 2008-11-01
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