fiscal policy

Aug 10, 2011

Stimulus vs. public investment

Andrew Jackson
The debate over fiscal policy is often framed in the media as one between advocates of higher deficits from Keynesian-style stimulus measures and advocates of deficits through public sector austerity.
Aug 10, 2011

C. D. Howe's 'overnight moves' need work

Erin Weir
Less than a month ago, the C. D. Howe Institute released Michael Parkin's paper, "Overnight Moves: The Bank of Canada Should Start to Raise Interest Rates Now."
Aug 4, 2011

Public sector austerity: Why is Canada leading the way?

Andrew Jackson
The major economic problem faced by Canadians is a very slow recovery and weak job market, not government deficits or rising debt. But public spending cuts will make the real problem even worse.
Mar 5, 2010

Harper's strategic election budget

Murray Dobbin
As one would expect from Stephen Harper, he has come down with a very strategic budget and a fairly smart one at that.
Sep 8, 2009

The problem with economics

What economics has to offer is rich and varied. What has to be avoided is what did in the American profession, and is always a threat to any academic pursuits: conformity to prevailing norms.


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