Background Note | HBS Case Collection | August 1977 (Revised February 1981)

Introduction to Balance of Payments Analysis

by Bruce R. Scott


Minimal background to permit interpretation of positive or negative balances in the key summary accounts of a balance of payments statement; also to permit relating these balances and relevant supporting detail to a possible national development strategy. Designed for use with Foreign Investment in Canada (A).

Keywords: Accounting; Development Economics; Planning; Accounting Industry; Canada;


Scott, Bruce R. "Introduction to Balance of Payments Analysis." Harvard Business School Background Note 378-043, August 1977. (Revised February 1981.)