Keynesian Fiscal Stimulus: What Have We Learned from the Great Recession?
AbstractWhat have we learned from the Great Recession about Keynesian fiscal stimulus? This article contains five sections that develop the following five points: (1) There is confusion about what constitutes Keynesian fiscal stimulus; (2) Economists are deeply divided about fiscal stimulus; (3) A fundamental error has been committed by an influential economist in estimating the recession magnitude of the Keynesian multiplier; (4) A fundamental error has been committed by two influential economists in their analysis of the impact of the 2008 tax rebate on consumption spending; (5) Advocates of fiscal stimulus in recession should support keeping government debt low in prosperity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Delaware, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11-11.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Vol. 34, No.2, 2012.
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fiscal stimulus; fiscal policy; Great Recession;
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- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2011-08-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-HPE-2011-08-15 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2011-08-15 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-PKE-2011-08-15 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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