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Trinidad and Tobago; Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix


  • International Monetary Fund


This paper analyzes the historical and current energy booms of Trinidad and Tobago, and points out the main policy issues during boom times. It provides practical suggestions on the long-term management of the expected resource windfall in Trinidad and Tobago, and outlines theoretical guidelines to calculate sustainable consumption out of energy wealth and targets sustainable levels of non-energy fiscal deficits. It discusses the developments, main policy issues in the state-owned nonfinancial enterprise sector, and the proposed restructuring plan for the state sugar company. It also provides a Statistical Appendix for Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 2003. "Trinidad and Tobago; Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix," IMF Staff Country Reports 03/233, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:03/233

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    1. Gabriel Di Bella & Lawrence Norton & Joseph Ntamatungiro & Sumiko Ogawa & Issouf Samaké & Marika Santoro, 2015. "Energy Subsidies in Latin America and the Caribbean; Stocktaking and Policy Challenges," IMF Working Papers 15/30, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Chen, Shiu-Sheng, 2009. "Oil price pass-through into inflation," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 126-133, January.
    3. David Coady & Ian W.H. Parry & Louis Sears & Baoping Shang, 2015. "How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?," IMF Working Papers 15/105, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. International Monetary Fund, 2005. "Trinidad and tobago; The Energy Boom and Proposals for a Sustainable Fiscal Policy," IMF Working Papers 05/197, International Monetary Fund.


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