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Transition Economies: How Appropriate is the Size and Scope of Government?

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  • Sanjeev Gupta

    ()
    (Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20431, USA.)

  • Luc Leruth

    ()
    (Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20431, USA.)

  • Luiz de Mello

    ()
    (Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20431, USA.)

  • Shamit Chakravarti

    ()
    (Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20431, USA.)

Abstract

This paper assesses changes in the size and scope of government in 24 transition economies. While these governments have reduced public expenditures in relation to GDP, and public employment as a share of population, some indicators suggest that the size remains high (eg, rising indebtedness, a heavy regulatory burden, arrears, and the prevalence of noncash transactions). At the same time, the scope of government activities – although evolving – has not necessarily become appropriate. This paper provides some recommendations for aligning the scope of government with the increasing market orientation of these economies. Comparative Economic Studies (2003) 45, 554–576. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ces.8100014

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Volume (Year): 45 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 554-576

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  1. Carmignani, Fabrizio, 2008. "The impact of fiscal policy on private consumption and social outcomes in Europe and the CIS," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 575-598, March.
  2. Alex Segura-Ubiergo & Alejandro Simone & Sanjeev Gupta & Qiang Cui, 2010. "New Evidence on Fiscal Adjustment and Growth in Transition Economies," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 52(1), pages 18-37, March.

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