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International Monetary Fund
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January 1999
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© 1998 International Monetary Fund

Production: IMF Graphics Section

Cover design: Massoud Etemadi

Typesetting: Victor Barcelona, Julio R. Prego

ISBN 9781557757906

ISSN 1020-5098

Published December 1998

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The Economic Issues series aims to make available to a broad readership of nonspecialists some of the economic research being produced on topical issues by IMF staff. The series draws mainly from IMF Working Papers, which are technical papers produced by IMF staff members and visiting scholars, as well as from policy-related research papers.

This Economic Issue is a summary version of an Issues Paper circulated at the IMF Conference on Economic Policy and Equity, held on June 8-9, 1998, at IMF headquarters. It was prepared by the IMF Fiscal Affairs Division with contributions from Sanjeev Gupta, Benedict Clements, Robert Gillingham, Christian Schiller, Marijn Verhoeven, Rosa Alonso-Terme, and Alexandros Mourmouras; both the Issues Paper and this pamphlet are available on the IMF’s Internet site at The conference volume Economic Policy and Equity will be published in early 1999, when it can be purchased from IMF Publication Services.

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