Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 1997 (Revised December 1998)

Note on the Balance of Payments

by Louis T. Wells Jr.


Describes the construction of the balance of payments and defines frequently used measures taken from the balance of payments.

Keywords: Financial Statements; International Finance;


Wells, Louis T., Jr. "Note on the Balance of Payments." Harvard Business School Background Note 797-091, January 1997. (Revised December 1998.)