Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Timothy Irwin
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 17 November 2016
Keywords: Debt, Deficit, Government accounts, Government finance statistics, accounting, deficits, budget
Although the budget deficit and the public debt feature prominently in political debate and economic research, there is no agreement about how they should be measured. They can be defined for different sets of publ...