Public Finance In Small Open Economies

Public Finance In Small Open Economies

by Michael Howard
     
 

This book presents an analysis of Caribbean fiscal problems, with particular emphasis on the relationship between high levels of public expenditure and balance of payments problems. The study examines deficit financing, public expenditure growth, and IMF stabilization policies. Other issues raised relate to income distribution and problems of taxation and tax

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This book presents an analysis of Caribbean fiscal problems, with particular emphasis on the relationship between high levels of public expenditure and balance of payments problems. The study examines deficit financing, public expenditure growth, and IMF stabilization policies. Other issues raised relate to income distribution and problems of taxation and tax reform. The work focuses on Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. The economies of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States are also considered.

This work will interest scholars in economics and economic policy-making, especially those in developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275942052
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/1992
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

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Preface
1The Role of Government in Small Developing Countries1
2Deficit Financing in the Caribbean15
3Public Expenditure Analysis35
4Public Enterprise and Privatization55
5Stabilization Policy69
6External Debt83
7Income Inequality and Social Security91
8Aspects of Caribbean Tax Systems109
9Tax Reform129
10Budgeting and Planning145
11Fiscal Analysis of the OECS Countries159
12Lessons from the Caribbean Fiscal Experience165
Bibliography169
Index183

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