Economic and Financial Review


Newman C. Oputa


Central Bank of Nigeria, Research Department


Gross domestic product, Rozlyn Coleman, Interest rate, Productivity, Nigeria


The document is based on the fiscal operations of major industrial countries and presents a major concern that it is not the size of the budget as a ratio of the gross domestic product (GDP) that matters, but the persistence of budgetary shortfalls during long periods of peace, when governments traditionally offset their debts and save for the future.

Author Bio

Newman C. Opula is an Assistant Director of Research. Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review (EFR)





Recommended Citation

Oputa, N.C. (2003). Rozlyn Coleman, " Confronting budget deficits" IMF Economic Issues No. 3, 2000: a review. Economic and Financial Review, 42(4), 67-70.

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Economics Commons



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