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Economic Stimulus: Plans, Risks and Outlook
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Editors: Samuel P. Turner
Book Description:
Interest in using federal government spending to stimulate U.S. economic recovery has intensified recently in response to indicators showing significant deterioration of the economy. Policymakers at all levels of government are debating a range of options to address these problems. Some favor using traditional monetary and fiscal policies. Others, however, favor making accelerated investments in the nation's public infrastructure in order to create jobs while also meeting infrastructure needs. This book is an overview of policy issues associated with the approach of using infrastructure as a mechanism for economic stimulus. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Countercyclical Job Creation Programs, pp. 1-6
(Linda Levine)

Chapter 2. Economic Slowdown: Issues and Policies, pp. 7-39
(Jane G. Gravelle, Thomas L. Hungerford, Marc Labonte, N. Eric Weiss, and Julie M. Whittaker)

Chapter 3. Economic Stimulus: Issues and Policies, pp. 41-61
(Jane G. Gravelle, Thomas L. Hungerford, and Marc Labonte)

Chapter 4. Extending Unemployment Compensation Benefits During Recessions, pp. 63-84
(Julie M. Whittaker)

Chapter 5. Government Spending or Tax Reduction: Which Might Add More Stimulus to the Economy?, pp. 85-89
(Marc Labonte)

Chapter 6. Job Loss and Infrastructure Job Creation During the Recession, pp. 91-102
(Linda Levine)

Chapter 7. Options for Responding to Short-Term Economic Weakness, pp. 103-138
(Congressional Budget Office)

Chapter 8. The Role of Public Works Infrastructure in Economic Stimulus, pp. 139-183
(Claudia Copeland, Linda Levine, William J. Mallett, and Nicole T. Carter)

Chapter 9. Statement of Douglas W. Elmendorf, The State of the Economy and Issues in Developing an Effective Policy Response before the Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives, pp. 184-208
(Congressional Budget Office)

Chapter 10. States and Proposed Economic Recovery Plans, pp. 209-221
(Robert Jay Dilger)

Chapter 11. Using Business Tax Cuts to Stimulate the Economy, pp. 223-236
(Jane G. Gravelle)

Chapter Sources pp.239-240

Index pp.241-254

   Series:
      Global Recession - Causes, Impacts and Remedies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 254.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-516-9
   Status: AV
  
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