Chapter

ACRONYMS

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.
Published Date:
April 2012
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BIS

Bank for International Settlements

CAB

cyclically adjusted balance

CAPB

cyclically adjusted primary balance

CBO

Congressional Budget Office (United States)

CDS

credit default swap

CEA

Council of Economic Advisers of the White House

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States (WEO classification)

CIT

corporate income tax

EC

European Commission

ECB

European Central Bank

EDP

excessive deficit procedure

EFSF

European Financial Stability Facility

EIU

Economist Intelligence Unit

EME

emerging market economy

EU

European Union

FAT

financial activities tax

FCR

financial crisis responsibility fee

FII

Fiscal Indictors Index

FSC

financial stability contribution

FTT

financial transaction tax

GDP

gross domestic product

GFSM

Government Finance Statistics Manual

GFSR

Global Financial Stability Report

GSE

government-sponsored enterprise

LAC

Latin America and the Caribbean

LIC

low-income country

MBSs

mortgage-backed securities

MENA

Middle East and North Africa

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OMB

Office of Management and Budget (United States)

PB

primary balance

PIT

personal income tax

RAS

relative asset swap

SCE

employee’s social contributions

SCR

employer’s social contributions

SGP

Stability and Growth Pact

SMP

Securities Market Program

SSA

Sub-Saharan Africa

SSC

social security contributions

TARP

Troubled Asset Relief Program

VAT

value-added tax

WEO

World Economic Outlook

WH

Western Hemisphere

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