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Forensic Accounting: Hidden balance of payments of the Philippines

  • Beja, Edsel Jr.
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    An examination of the available data between 1990 and 2005 reveals that the balance of payments of the Philippines does not record large amounts of international transactions. Unrecorded international transactions for the 16-year period amount to US$ 192 billion (in 1995 prices). The results suggest a serious problem in the government’s macroeconomic management of the Philippines, and expose a weak or weakening capacity in the governance of international transactions.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4828.

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    Date of creation: 25 Nov 2006
    Date of revision: 12 Sep 2007
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4828
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    1. Armitage,Seth, 2005. "The Cost of Capital," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521801959.
    2. Beja, Edsel Jr., 2006. "Capital Flight and the Hollowing Out of the Philippine Economy in the Neoliberal Regime," MPRA Paper 4830, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Armitage,Seth, 2005. "The Cost of Capital," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521000444.
    4. Edsel L. Beja, 2006. "Was Capital Fleeing Southeast Asia? Estimates from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand," Asia Pacific Business Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(3), pages 261-283, July.
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