There are few areas of economic policy-making in which the returns to good decisions are so high—and the punishment of bad decisions so cruel—as in the management of natural resource wealth. Rich endowments of oil, gas and minerals have set some countries on courses of sustained and robust prosperity; but they have left others riddled with corruption and persistent poverty, with little of lasting value to show for squandered wealth. And amongst the most important of these decisions are those relating to the tax treatment of oil, gas and minerals.
This book will be of interest to Economics postgraduates and researchers working on resource issues, as well as professionals working on taxation of oil, gas and minerals/mining.
Table of Contents
Preface Dominique Strauss-Kahn 1. Introduction Philip Daniel, Michael Keen Charles McPherson (IMF) Part 1: Conceptual Overview 2. Theoretical perspectives on resource tax design Robin Boadway (Queens University, Canada) and Michael Keen (IMF) 3. Principles of resource taxation for low-income countries Paul Collier (University of Oxford) Part 2: Sectoral Experiences and Issues 4. Petroleum fiscal regimes: Evolution and challenges Carole Nakhle (University of Surrey, UK) 5. International mineral taxation: Experience and issues Lindsay Hogan (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics) and Brenton Goldsworthy (IMF) 6.` Natural gas: Experience and issues Graham Kellas (Wood Mackenzie) Part 3: Special Topics 7. Evaluating fiscal regimes for resource projects: An example from oil development Philip Daniel, Brenton Goldsworthy, Wojciech Maliszewski, Diego Mesa Puyo (all IMF) and Alistair Watson 8. Resource rent taxes: A re-appraisal Bryan Land (World Bank) 9. State participation in the natural resources sectors: Evolution, issues and outlook Charles McPherson (IMF) 10. How best to auction natural resources Peter Cramton (University of Maryland) Part 4: Implementation 11. Resource tax administration: The implications of alternative policy choices 12 Resource tax administration: Functions, procedures and institutions Jack Calder 13. International tax issues for the resources sector Peter Mullins (Australian Tax Office) Part 5: Stability and Credibility 14. Contractual assurances of fiscal stability Philip Daniel (IMF) and Emil Sunley 15. Time consistency in petroleum taxation: Lessons from Norway Petter Osmundsen (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Philip Daniel is Deputy Head, Tax Policy Division, in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.
Michael Keen is Assistant Director in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he was previously head of the Tax Policy and Tax Coordination divisions.
Charles McPherson is Technical Assistance Adviser in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund with particular responsibilities for fiscal and financial policies in resource rich countries.