France : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 29, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Over the past several years, implementation of IMF recommendations has been lacking not so much in intention as in pace and timing owing to political economy considerations and a strong social preference for publicly provided services. The discussions focused on how to foster a durable economic recovery while tackling long-standing threats to fiscal sustainability. The authorities were attentive to the possible adverse short-term effects of underlying fiscal adjustment on growth. The authorities acknowledged that containing health care spending growth would be a key challenge.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/334

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 29, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813456/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA0012003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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