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Author(s):
Ahsan Mansur, Richard Haas, and Peter Heller
Published Date:
May 1986
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    © 1986 International Monetary Fund

    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Heller, Peter S.

    A review of the fiscal impulse measure

    (Occasional paper, ISSN 0251-6365; no. 44)

    Bibliography: p.

    1. Fiscal policy. I. Haas, Richard D. II. Mansur, Ashan, 1951-. III. Title. IV. Series: Occasional paper (International Monetary Fund) ; no. 44)

    HJ141.H37 1986 339.5’2 86-3027

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    Contents

    The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:

    • … to indicate that data are not available;

    • — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;

    • – between years or months (e.g., 1984–85 or January-June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    • / between years (e.g., 1985/86) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.

    “Billion” means a thousand million.

    Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

    Prefatory Note

    This study was prepared jointly by the Fiscal Affairs and Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund. Its authors were Peter S. Heller, Chief of the Government Expenditure Analysis Division in the Fiscal Affairs Department; Richard D. Haas, Senior Economist in the Research Department; and Ahsan H. Mansur, Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department. Since the study was made in preparation for the World Economic Outlook exercise of April 1984, all estimates reflect data and analyses as of the end of February 1984.

    The study has benefited from the helpful assistance of Jacques Artus, Carl Blackwell, Sheetal K. Chand, Jean-Claude Chouraqui, Andrew Crockett, Owen Evans, Robert Feldman, Ernesto Hernández-Catá, Menachem Katz, Malcolm Knight, George Mackenzie, Donogh McDonald, Patrice Muller, Robert Price, Teresa Ter-Minassian, and Vito Tanzi. However, the opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of other staff members or of the Fund. Research assistance was ably provided by Ziba Farhadian and Anthony Turner. Anamaria Handford and Gail Hinds provided vital secretarial assistance. The authors also wish to thank the editor, Paul Gleason of the External Relations Department of the Fund.

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