Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Aleh Tsyvinski , Martin Petri , and Günther Taube
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 March 2002
Keywords: transition countries, quasi-fiscal activities, implicit subsidies, implicit taxation, payment arrears, gas, fiscal activities, coal, fiscal deficit, Structure
A decade into the transition, many of the successor states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) continue to use energy sector quasi-fiscal activities (QFAs), especially low energy prices and the toleration of payment a...