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Title Transition economies : how appropriate is the size and scope of government? / Sanjeev Gupta [and others]
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Affairs Dept., [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (43 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/01/55
IMF working paper ; WP/01/55
Summary This paper assesses changes in the size and scope of government in 24 transition economies. Whereas these governments have retrenched in terms of public expenditures in relation to GDP, as well as public employment as a share of population, some indicators suggest that size remains high (e.g., rising indebtedness, a heavy regulatory burden, and prevalence of noncash transactions). At the same time, the scope of government activities-although evolving-has not necessarily become appropriate. This paper provides some recommendations for aligning the scope of government with the increasing market orientation of these economies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-43)
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Subject Debts, Public -- Europe, Central.
Debts, Public -- Europe, Eastern.
Debts, Public -- Former Soviet republics.
Europe, Central -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Europe, Eastern -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Former Soviet republics -- Appropriations and expenditures.
Form Electronic book
Author Gupta, Sanjeev.
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Department.
ISBN 1281214485