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Author International Monetary Fund. Working Party on the Statistical Discrepancy in World Current Account Balances.

Title Final report of the Working Party on the Statistical Discrepancy in World Current Account Balances / International Monetary Fund
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, 1987
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Prefatory Note""; ""Terms of Reference of the Working Party""; ""Members of the Working Party""; ""Executive Summary and Major Recommendations""; ""1. Origins of Study""; ""2. Major Conclusions""; ""3. Major Recommendations.""; ""4. Statistical Annex""; ""I. Introduction and Principal Findings""; ""1. Origins of Study""; ""2. Effects of Discrepancies on Analysis""; ""3. Principal Findings""; ""4. Application of Results""; ""5. Addendum: Revised World Current Account Balances""; ""II. Balance of Payments Compilation Systems and Methods""
""1. Principles and Problems of Statistical Compilation""""2. Residuals in National and Global Balance of Payments Accounts""; ""3. Principal Types of Compilation Systems""; ""4. Compilation Systems in Use""; ""5. Role of the Fund in Balance of Payments Statistics""; ""III. Research Strategy of Discrepancy Study .""; ""1. General Considerations""; ""2. Organization of Data Base and Analysis""; ""3. Use of Questionnaires and Consultations""; ""4. Data on Asset and Liability Stocks""; ""IV. Income on Direct Investment""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Reinvested Earnings""
""3. Other Direct Investment Income""""4. Direct Investment Income in Earlier Years""; ""5. Bilateral Comparisons""; ""6. Summary""; ""7. Recommendations""; ""8. Addendum: A Note on Captive Insurance Companies""; ""V. Income on Portfolio Investment""; ""1. Introduction and Summary""; ""2. Derivation of Adjustments""; ""3. Evaluation of Adjustment Procedure""; ""4. Conclusions and Recommendations .""; ""VI. International Financial Centers and Financial Innovation""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. International Financial Centers""; ""3. Financial Innovation""; ""4. Conclusions and Recommendations""
""VII. International Shipping and Transportation Services""""1. Introduction""; ""2. Shipment""; ""3. Other Transportation""; ""4. Geographic Allocation""; ""5. Some Important Reservations""; ""6. Summary and Recommendations""; ""VIII. Unrequited Official and Private Transfers""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Data Comparisons""; ""3. Sources of Discrepancy""; ""4. Recommendations""; ""IX. Allocation and Interpretation of Discrepancies on a Regional Basis""; ""1. Geographic Allocation of Adjustments""; ""2. Evaluation of Results""; ""3. Future Prospects of Geographic Analysis""
""X. Statistical Findings and Recommendations""""1. Introduction""; ""2. Main Statistical Results of Study""; ""3. Recommendations Applicable at National Level""; ""4. Recommendations Emphasizing Actions by the Fund""; ""Statistical Appendices""; ""I. The Fund's Balance of Payments Statistics""; ""II. Investment Income Questionnaire""; ""III. International Banking Statistics""; ""1. Nonbank Positions vis-a-vis Foreign Banks""; ""2. External Positions of Banks""; ""3. Geographic Coverage""; ""4. Comparison of IBS and BIS Banking Statistics""; ""IV. Debt Statistics for Developing Countries""
Summary The IMF, in cooperation with other concerned organizations, set up a working party to investigate and improve the statistical procedures being used, and to recommend compilation procedures that would make nations' balance of payments statistics more consistent with one another. In addition to detailed explanations of its findings and recommendations, the Report contains extensive statistical appendices and 109 tables
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Balance of payments -- Statistical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund, issuing body
ISBN 145529912X (electronic bk.)
9781455299126 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Report on the world current account discrepancy
World current account discrepancy