Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi, editors

Conference held December 12-13, 2011
Published in June 2013 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):EFG, ME

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585 pages
ISBN: 978-0-226-01844-7

Table of Contents

Front matter, acknowledgment, table of contents: Alberto Alesina, Francesco Giavazzi (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Alberto Alesina, Francesco Giavazzi (p. 1 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Government Spending and Private Activity: Valerie A. Ramey (p. 19 - 55) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Roberto Perotti (p. 56 - 61) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Fiscal Multipliers in Recession and Expansion: Alan J. Auerbach, Yuriy Gorodnichenko (p. 63 - 98) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Robert E. Hall (p. 98 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Household Effects of Government Spending: Francesco Giavazzi, Michael McMahon (p. 103 - 141) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Lawrence J. Christiano (p. 141 - 149) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Role of Growth Slowdowns and Forecast Errors in Public Debt Crises: William Easterly (p. 151 - 173) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Indira Rajaraman (p. 173 - 175) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Game Over: Simulating Unsustainable Fiscal Policy: Richard W. Evans, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kerk L. Phillips (p. 177 - 202) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Douglas W. Elmendorf (p. 202 - 209) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. How Do Laffer Curves Differ across Countries?: Mathias Trabandt, Harald Uhlig (p. 211 - 249) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jaume Ventura (p. 249 - 253) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Perceptions and Misperceptions of Fiscal Inflation: Eric M. Leeper, Todd B. Walker (p. 255 - 299) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jordi Galí (p. 299 - 305) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The "Austerity Myth": Gain without Pain?: Roberto Perotti (p. 307 - 354) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Philip R. Lane (p. 354 - 357) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Can Public Sector Wage Bills Be Reduced?: Pierre Cahuc, Stéphane Carcillo (p. 359 - 402) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Paolo Pinotti (p. 402 - 404) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Entitlement Reforms in Europe: Policy Mixes in the Current Pension Reform Process: Axel H. Börsch-Supan (p. 405 - 435) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David A. Wise (p. 435 - 442) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. "Fiscal Devaluation" and Fiscal Consolidation: The VAT in Troubled Times: Ruud de Mooij, Michael Keen (p. 443 - 485) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: James M. Poterba (p. 486 - 493) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Fiscal Rules: Theoretical Issues and Historical Experiences: Charles Wyplosz (p. 495 - 525) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Lucio R. Pench (p. 526 - 529) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. The Electoral Consequences of Large Fiscal Adjustments: Alberto Alesina, Dorian Carloni, Giampaolo Lecce (p. 531 - 570) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Thomas Romer (p. 570 - 572) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, Indexes: Alberto Alesina, Francesco Giavazzi (p. 573 - 585) (bibliographic info) (download)
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