Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2005 (Revised June 2005)

Reading 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: International Finance; Accounting;


Wells, Louis T., Jr. "Reading the Balance of Payments." Harvard Business School Background Note 705-025, January 2005. (Revised June 2005.)