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Introduction to "Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis"

Alberto Alesina, Francesco Giavazzi

Chapter in NBER book Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis (2013), Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi, editors (p. 1 - 18)
Conference held December 12-13, 2011
Published in June 2013 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

This introductory chapter presents the main themes covered in this book. Specifically, it discusses key issues arising from the most recent financial crisis, including discretionary countercyclical fiscal policy, long-term accumulation of debt, and deficit reduction.

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