Should the Government Invest, or Try to Spur Private Investment?
- Should the Government Invest, or Try to Spur Private Investment?
- Cragg, Michael
Stiglitz, Joseph E.
International and Public Affairs
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- The U.S. economy clearly needs stimulation, but the Obama administration’s plan for accelerated depreciation is an ‘old economy’ approach to stimulating aggregate investment and unlikely to ease the Great Recession, according to Michael Cragg of Brattle Group and Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University. The authors suggest alternative policies consisting of carefully designed carrots and sticks.
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- Michael Cragg, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2011, Should the Government Invest, or Try to Spur Private Investment?, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:13530.