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Managing Crises: Are Lax Fiscal Policies a Worthy Practice?

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  • Ionescu Alexandra

    () (“Dunarea de Jos”University of Galati)

  • Horga Maria Gabriel

    () (“Ovidius” University of Constanta)

  • Horga Vasile

    () (“Valahia”University of Târgoviste)

Abstract

Financial markets turmoil, the collapse of the U.S. housing market, Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, the lack of liquidity that followed, decreasing confidence of both population and private sector, have brought a severe financial crisis in mid 2007, which quickly turned into a economic recession. How did states react to temper the economic downturn that followed? How did they guide their policies? Which will be long-term consequences their present practices? And, above all, were the efforts worth? We intend to answer all these questions through this paper, referring to the European Union’s case, and, in particular, to Romania’s case.

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  • Ionescu Alexandra & Horga Maria Gabriel & Horga Vasile, 2010. "Managing Crises: Are Lax Fiscal Policies a Worthy Practice?," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(2), pages 364-368, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:364-368
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    Keywords

    Government deficit; public debt.;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • H12 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Crisis Management
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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