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  • The Public Sector: Issues for the 1990s
Author
  • H. Oxley
  • M. Maher
  • John P. Martin
  • Giuseppe Nicoletti
  • P. Alonso-Gamo
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • Since the early 1980s, most OECD countries have embarked on medium-term strategies to restore greater balance to the public finances and to wind back government intervention in the economy. The attached paper examines the progress so far. It also reviews and evaluates some of the changes to public sector management practices which were implemented in the 1980s and assesses some of the pressures on the public sector which are likely to arise in the 1990s. Most OECD governments appear to have made significant headway in budgetary consolidation, particularly in the second half of the last decade, and public expenditure as a share of GDP has stabilised for the area as a whole, once allowance is made for cyclical effects. There has also been some measure of success in reducing economic regulation in a number of sectors. Nonetheless, governments are likely to face increased spending pressures in the 1990s, partly reflecting catch-up following expenditure restraint in the 1980s. Improving ... Depuis le début des années 1980, la plupart des pays membres de l'OCDE ont mis en oeuvre des politiques à moyen terme visant à rétablir l'équilibre des finances publiques et à réduire le niveau d'intervention dans le secteur public. Ce document examine les progrès accomplis jusqu'à présent. Il passe en revue et évalue les changements intervenus dans les systèmes d'administration publique, pendant la dernière décennie et les pressions qui pourraient amener une augmentation des dépenses publiques pendant les années 1990. Dans la domaine de la consolidation budgétaire, la plupart des gouvernements ont fait des progrès appréciables, surtout après 1985. Pendant cette période, la part des dépenses publiques dans le PIB, corrigée pour les effets cycliques, s'est stabilisée pour la zone de l'OCDE. Dans une certaine mesure, des succès ont été obtenus, par une libéralisation de la réglementation "économique" dans certains secteurs. Néanmoins, les gouvernements des pays membres seront ...
  • RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:90-en
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