What is the meaning of the term "macroeconomic reform?"while i was going through some of the reports concerned with privatization in countries, the world bank and some other economic agencies had...

What is the meaning of the term "macroeconomic reform?"

while i was going through some of the reports concerned with privatization in countries, the world bank and some other economic agencies had suggested the country need to undertake macroeconomic reforms. what does it really mean?

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Macroeconomic reform is the process of creating conditions in a country that are likely to lead to growth in the economy as a whole (the macroeconomy).

For example, many people believe that the United States needs a complete overhaul of its system of taxation.  They argue that making the tax code simpler would remove economic distortions and make the economy more efficient.  As another example, experts believe that China needs a better balance between consumer spending and investment if it is to have sustainable economic growth for the long term.  They believe China's government needs to encourage consumer spending.

Both of these reforms would be considered macroeconomic reforms because they are aimed at helping the entire economy rather than one specific industry.

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