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I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Aimed primarily at meeting the needs of economists and statisticians, this pamphlet concisely describes the principles underlying the four main sets of macroeconomic accounts statis...

II National Accounts

II National Accounts »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Many early writers on economics, such as Adam Smith, focused on national wealth as an indicator of economic strength and performance. Later writers on economic theory, such as Keyne...

III Balance of Payments and International Investment Position

III Balance of Payments and International Investment Position »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Like the balance of payments manuals issued by the IMF in 1948, 1950, 1961, and 1977, the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual (BPM5; IMF, 1993) serves as the internation...

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency
			: How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency : How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them »

Volume/Issue: 2012/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475510577.001

ISBN: 9781475510577

Keywords: accounting devices, accrual accounting, cash accounting, government finance, full accrual accounting, government finance statistics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

Accounting devices that artificially reduce the measured fiscal deficit can be analyzed as transactions involving unrecognized assets and liabilities. Different accounting systems recognize different sets of assets...

IV Monetary and Financial Statistics

IV Monetary and Financial Statistics »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Monetary and financial statistics consist of a comprehensive set of stock and flow data on the financial and nonfinancial assets and liabilities of an economy’s financial corporatio...

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency

Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency »

Source: Some Algebra of Fiscal Transparency : How Accounting Devices Work and How to Reveal Them

Volume/Issue: 2012/228

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Irwin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2012

ISBN: 9781475510577

Keywords: accounting devices, accrual accounting, cash accounting, government finance, full accrual accounting, government finance statistics, National Budget, Deficit, and Debt: General,

Accounting devices that artificially reduce the measured fiscal deficit can be analyzed as transactions involving unrecognized assets and liabilities. Different accounting systems recognize different sets of assets...

The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics
			: An Overview

The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview »

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066205.054

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Designed to meet the basic needs of economists and statisticians, this pamphlet is unique in providing an explanation of the key principles underlying macroeconomic statistics when viewed as an integrated system. I...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Designed to meet the basic needs of economists and statisticians, this pamphlet is unique in providing an explanation of the key principles underlying macroeconomic statistics when viewed as an integrated system. I...

V Government Finance Statistics

V Government Finance Statistics »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

Economists and statisticians have long found it useful to separate the activities of government from those of the rest of the economy because the powers, motivation, and functions o...

VI Linkages Among Macroeconomic Statistical Systems

VI Linkages Among Macroeconomic Statistical Systems »

Source: The System of Macroeconomic Accounts Statistics : An Overview

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2007

ISBN: 9781589066205

Keywords: Balance of payments statistics, National accounts, Government finance statistics, statistics, liabilities, payments, debt, balance of payments

International experts who designed the four main systems of macroeconomic statistics, described in the previous chapters, developed the systems to share many common features. Over t...