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Crises of Governments By Robert J. Barro

Crises of Governments
by Robert J. Barro

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Examines the causes and consequences of the financial crash. This title looks at the effects of fiscal stimulus packages and suggests that, whilst they may lead to an immediate positive impact on growth, the effect can quickly wear off and the effect of the so-called stimulus packages can then be negative.
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Crises of Governments: The Ongoing Global Financial Crisis & Recession by Robert J. Barro

In this short book, Robert Barro, one of the world's leading economists, examines the causes and consequences of the financial crash. In particular, he looks at the effects of fiscal stimulus packages and suggests that, whilst they may lead to an immediate positive impact on growth, the effect will quickly wear off and the effect of the so-called stimulus packages will then be negative. These are important observations given the pressure that Western governments are under to increase government borrowing in the face of slowing growth rates. The author moves on to discuss what he believes will be the next crisis - a crisis of government indebtedness. This publication is based on a lecture given in July 2011 and such a crisis has, indeed, unfolded. However, Professor Barro expects that this crisis will not be confined to the Eurozone. For example, US states are failing to deal with the problems of both explicit debt and future pensions and social insurance obligations. The author concludes with suggestions as to how governments should deal with these growing problems. This publication should be of interest to all who want to understand the wider economic implications of the financial crisis and the policy response to that crisis.

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About Robert J. Barro


Robert Barro is an economics professor at Harvard University, coeditor of Harvard's Quarterly Journal of Economics, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and was recently president of the Western Economic Association and vice president of the American Economic Association. He has written extensively on macroeconomics and economic growth for many publications, including Business Week and the Wall Street Journal.

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GOR004503821
Crises of Governments: The Ongoing Global Financial Crisis & Recession by Robert J. Barro
Robert J. Barro
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Institute of Economic Affairs
2011-11-21
64
0255366574
9780255366571
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