Policy options deal with resources booms in Lao PDR

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dc.contributor.author Phouphet Kyophilavong
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T14:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T14:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/54716
dc.description.abstract Resource booms can result in overvaluation of the national currency, an effect commonly referred to as Dutch disease. Laos is a resource-rich economy in terms of mining and hydropower, but the government has not formed relevant policy to deal with this issue. Studies show that resource-rich countries can suffer from slow growth compared with resource‐poor countries often due to effects of Dutch disease, conflicts, and rent seeking. This brief investigates and considers policy options: diversification of the economy; management of fiscal and monetary policy; balancing the budget; reduction of external borrowing; rapid repayment of debt; and setting up funds for future expenditure. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (26 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National University of Laos en
dc.subject ECONOMIC GROWTH en
dc.subject FISCAL POLICY en
dc.subject RESOURCES EXPLOITATION en
dc.subject HYDROELECTRIC POWER en
dc.subject MINERAL RESOURCES en
dc.subject NATURAL RESOURCE CURSE en
dc.subject FOREIGN INVESTMENT en
dc.subject RENT THEORY en
dc.subject RIGHT TO NATURAL RESOURCES CONTROL en
dc.subject CHILE en
dc.subject BOTSWANA en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject DIVERSIFICATION en
dc.subject MONETARY POLICY en
dc.title Policy options deal with resources booms in Lao PDR en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 105220
idrc.project.componentnumber 105220001
idrc.project.title Mekong Economic Research Network (MERN) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-4603-42


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