Definitions of Government in IMF-Supported Programs

Author/Editor:

Alberto F Jimenez de Lucio ; Claudia H Dziobek ; James A Chan

Publication Date:

May 10, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This note addresses the following main issues: • Statistical definitions of government (Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001) • Institutional structure of government and public sector • What is a precise definition of government and why it is relevant • Potential pitfalls of lacking a precise definition of government • Definitions of government in IMF-supported programs • Applications for fiscal rules and other fiscal policy design

Series:

Technical Notes and Manuals No.2013/01

Subject:

Notes:

Online Appedix

English

Publication Date:

May 10, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484313206/2075-8669

Stock No:

TNMEA2013001

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

24

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