A Practical Guide to Public Debt Dynamics, Fiscal Sustainability, and Cyclical Adjustment of Budgetary Aggregates

Author/Editor:

Julio Escolano

Publication Date:

January 27, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper presents a practical guide to public debt dynamics, fiscal sustainability, and cyclical adjustment of budgetary aggregates. The paper discusses fiscal formulas, which may be of practical use in fiscal analysis. The paper derives, respectively, the formulas for debt dynamics, and cyclical and inflation adjustment of budgetary aggregates. It discusses other relationships for special applications, and some practical implications and usage. The formulas related to debt dynamics are based on the assumption that changes in liabilities are the result of above-the-line budgetary operations.

Series:

Technical Notes and Manuals No. 2010/02

English

Publication Date:

January 27, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462396955/2075-8669

Stock No:

TNMEA2010002

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

26

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