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If you are interested in issues related to energy subsidies then this course will introduce you to the design of successful reforms of energy subsidies. In this course you will get learn about subsidies with economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. You will also learn to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally and illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit:  International Monetary Fund

Course Curriculum

An Overview
How to use the IMFx Forums 00:06:00
Drag and Drop Questions 00:01:00
EdX: Introduction 00:02:00
EdX: Courseware Accordion 00:01:00
EdX: Top-level Navigation 00:01:00
Definition and Measurement of Subsidies
Defining Energy Subsidies 00:04:00
Analysis of the Effects of Subsidies on Social Welfare (Deadweight Loss) 00:06:00
Assessing the Fiscal Cost of Subsidies – The Price-gap Approach 00:03:00
Assessing the Fiscal Cost of Subsidies – The Inventory Method 00:02:00
Recent Trends in Pre-tax Subsidies 00:04:00
Analysis of Fuel Pricing Settings- The Pass-Through Approach 00:03:00
Summary 00:01:00
How Electricity Differs from Fuel? 00:06:00
Defining Electricity Subsidies 00:04:00
Cost-Recovery Price and Average Tariff 00:07:00
Illustration of the Calculation of Electricity Pre-tax Subsidies- Part 1 00:05:00
Illustration of the Calculation of Electricity Pre-tax Subsidies- Part 2 00:04:00
Summary 00:03:00
Introduction 00:01:00
Objectives of Energy Taxation 00:03:00
Externalities from Energy Use 00:04:00
Estimating Corrective Taxes 00:03:00
IMF Estimates of Corrective Taxes 00:06:00
Calculating Post-tax Subsidies 00:05:00
Effects of Removing Energy Subsidies 00:05:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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