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Debt, the Budget and the balance sheet

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  • David Woods

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

  • Michael Xanthis

    (Treasury, Government of Australia)

Abstract

Understanding the relationship between the budget and the balance sheet, and the impact of debt on both, is critical in assessing fiscal sustainability. This paper briefly describes the concepts of debt and the cost of servicing debt that are reported in the budget papers.

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  • David Woods & Michael Xanthis, 2011. "Debt, the Budget and the balance sheet," Economic Roundup, The Treasury, Australian Government, issue 4, pages 1-14, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsy:journl:journl_tsy_er_2011_4_1
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    Keywords

    budget;

    JEL classification:

    • H00 - Public Economics - - General - - - General
    • H61 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Budget; Budget Systems

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