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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
January 1997
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    © 1996 International Monetary Fund

    ISBN: 9781557756244

    Published November 1996

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    Preface

    The Economic Issues series was inaugurated in September 1996. Its aim is to make accessible to a broad readership of nonspecialists some of the economic research being produced in the International Monetary Fund on topical issues. The raw material of the series is drawn mainly from IMF Working Papers, technical papers produced by Fund staff members and visiting scholars, as well as from policyrelated research papers. This material is refined for the general readership by editing and partial redrafting.

    The following paper draws on material originally contained in IMF Working Paper 96/59, “An Empirical Analysis of Fiscal Adjustments,” by C. John McDermott and Robert F. Wescott of the Fund’s Research Department. It has been prepared by David D. Driscoll of the Fund’s External Relations Department. Readers interested in the original Working Paper may purchase a copy from IMF Publication Services.

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