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Financial Programming and Policy
			: The Case of Sri Lanka

Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka »

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755797.071

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

This book, by a staff team in the IMF Institute, contains a series of workshops that introduce the process of formulating a hypothetical macroeconomic and structural adjustment program, which is a central element i...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

This book, by a staff team in the IMF Institute, contains a series of workshops that introduce the process of formulating a hypothetical macroeconomic and structural adjustment program, which is a central element i...

I. An Overview of Economic Developments in Sri Lanka

I. An Overview of Economic Developments in Sri Lanka »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Background The island of Sri Lanka has a population of 17 million (about the same as Australia, Malaysia, or the Netherlands) and a land area roughly twice the size of the Netherl...

II. The Macroeconomic Accounts and Their Interrelations

II. The Macroeconomic Accounts and Their Interrelations »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Introduction Macroeconomic statistics provide the basic information used to determine a country’s level of economic activity, assess the economy’s performance, and forecast future...

III. Introduction to Financial Programming

III. Introduction to Financial Programming »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Introduction A financial program (also called an adjustment program) is a comprehensive and consistent set of policy measures designed to achieve a given set of macroeconomic obje...

IV. Output, Expenditure, and Prices

IV. Output, Expenditure, and Prices »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Introduction The ultimate objective of financial programming is to establish an economic framework for sustainable growth. This goal cannot be achieved without a realistic forecas...

IX. An Exercise in Financial Programming: The Program Scenario

IX. An Exercise in Financial Programming: The Program Scenario »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

An Exercise in Financial Programming: The Program Scenario Prepare a hypothetical financial program for Sri Lanka for the year 1991. Assume that the program is being prepared in earl...

V. Balance of Payments

V. Balance of Payments »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Balance of Payments Forecasting a. General considerations Several general issues typically need to be considered in forecasting a country’s balance...

VI. Fiscal and Public Sector

VI. Fiscal and Public Sector »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Introduction The government budget plays a key role in a country’s economic policies, both directly (through its spending and revenue programs) and indirectly (through the effect...

VII. Monetary Sector

VII. Monetary Sector »

Source: Financial Programming and Policy : The Case of Sri Lanka

Series: Books

Author(s): John Karlik , Michael Bell , M. Martin , S. Rajcoomar , and Charles Sisson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 May 1996

ISBN: 9781557755797

Keywords: payments, interest, debt, balance of payments, central bank

1. Forecasting Monetary Aggregates a. Introduction Monetary aggregates play an important role in the determination of real output, prices, and the bala...