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Budget System Reform in Transitional Economies

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    This paper stresses the role of budget system reform in economies in transition as an essential basis for the implementation of effective fiscal policies. However, introducing such structural reforms in often unstable economic environments has not proved easy. Using Russia as a case study, the magnitude of the problems faced is documented, and the strategy of reform eventually adopted is critically reviewed. In conclusion, some lessons are drawn for other transitional countries undertaking similar reforms, and the future agenda for completing these reforms in Russia is indicated.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 02/22.

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    Length: 25
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:02/22

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    1. International Monetary Fund, 1996. "Budget Processes and Commitment to Fiscal Discipline," IMF Working Papers 96/78, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Lavrov, Aleksei & Litwack, John & Sutherland, Douglas, 2001. "Fiscal federalist relations in Russia: a case for subnational autonomy," MPRA Paper 26537, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. James M. Poterba, 1996. "Budget Institutions and Fiscal Policy in the U.S. States," NBER Working Papers 5449, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Era Dabla-Norris & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & John Norregaard, 2000. "Making Decentralization Work: The Case of Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper0009, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
    5. Sergei V. Alexashenko & Augusto López-Claros, 1998. "Fiscal Policy," IMF Occasional Papers 155, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Jack Diamond, 2003. "Performance Budgeting," IMF Working Papers 03/33, International Monetary Fund.

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