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Editor’s Introduction

PFM, Vol. 2 No. 3, (2002)

in developed and developing countries. Based on the experience of
recent attempts to reform in transitional countries, the first paper in the
symposium outlines a three-pronged strategy for budget system reform. The
second paper in the symposium examines the use of budgetary controls and
procedures and argues that the trend is for these controls and procedures to
become less complex over time. The third paper in the symposium
examines the reoccurring problems of reforming the budgetary process in
the United States and suggests improvements to the current federal budget
process. The last paper in the symposium examines whether forecasts of
federal revenues are systematically biased.

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