Policies for Commodity-Exporting Countries

"Coping with commodity price volatility: an idea for exporting countries," GlobalDev, Feb. 8, 2018.

"Four Proposals to Help Commodity-Exporters Cope with Price Volatility," VoxEU, Oct.19, 2017.

“Policies for Managing External Shocks in Commodity-Exporting Countries,“ ppt, Conference on Current Account Sustainability, Inter-American Development Bank, April 18, 2017.

"How Commodity Exporters Can Cope with Price Volatility: Four Proposals,”  High Level Seminar, Natural Resources, Finance & Growth, sponsored by Bank of Algeria, Algiers, May 28-29, 2016, pptpdf. OCP, Casablanca, June 3, pptpdf.  AAEA, Aug. 1, 2016; ppt pdf

How to Cope with Volatile Commodity Export Prices: Four Proposals,” (pdf).  Keynote AddressCommodity Prices and Macroeconomic PolicyConference of the Central Bank of Chile, organized by R.Caputo and R.Chang, Santiago, Oct. 23, 2014,   

Course on Monetary Policy & Commodities, Study Center Gerzensee, Swiss National Bank, June 2014: Commodity PricesNR CurseCurrency Policy.

"An Economic Perspective on the Natural Resource Curse  and Its Implications for a Developing Country," Day of Ecuador at Harvard: Breaking the Natural Resources Dependence, April 21, 2014.

"Dealing with the Resource Curse: How Can Commodity Exporters Reduce Procylicality?","NBER Conference, Zanzibar, Dec.18-19, 2012.

The Mining Resource ‘Curse’ and How Countries Can Fight It,” RBC Global  Mining Conference, Toronto, June 20, 2012.

"How Countries Can Deal With Commodity Price Volatility"  G-20 Commodities Seminar, Los Cabos, Mexico, 5 de Mayo, 2012.

"The Natural Resource Curse: How to Avoid It"  (I) Causes (II) Cures,   2012,  IMF Institute for Capacity Development.

Escaping the Oil Curse,” Project Syndicate,  Dec. 9, 2011.  

"Barrels, Bushels and Bonds: How Commodity Exporters Can Hedge Volatility,"  Project Syndicate, October 17, 2011.  Full blog version, Oct.20.

Can Food Prices Be Stabilized?” Project Syndicate, June 27, 2011.  E.g., Al Wadi, Kuwait.