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Changing Directions

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

It is one thing to identify the problem of the saddle point and point out the need for policies to move the economy in a new direction. It is another thing actually to conceive of policies that might ... More


The Electoral Consequences of Large Fiscal Adjustments

Alberto Alesina, Dorian Carloni, and Giampaolo Lecce

in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers the evidence supporting the conventional wisdom that deficit-reducing policies lead to electoral losses for fiscally conservative governments. It focuses on large fiscal ... More


Austerity as a UK policy context in the early twenty-first century

Nigel Malin

in De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350163
eISBN:
9781447352273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The UK austerity programme has been defined as a fiscal policy and a deficit reduction programme consisting of sustained reductions in public spending and tax rises. Among the questions tackled in ... More


Post-crisis Fiscal Policy

Carlo Cottarelli, Philip Gerson, and Abdelhak Senhadji (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027182
eISBN:
9780262324113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027182.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Fiscal policy makers have faced an extraordinarily challenging environment over the last few years. At the outset of the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the first ... More


Introduction

Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi

in Fiscal Policy after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226018447
eISBN:
9780226018584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226018584.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

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 ... More


The priorities of the Coalition and Conservative government leaders

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter focuses on the overarching economic and social policy priorities set by the leaders of the Coalition and Conservative-led Governments. The prioritisation of deficit reduction, to be ... More


UK Fiscal Squeezes over a Century: A Summary Comparison

Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz

in A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 Years of Austerity, Politics, and Bureaucracy in Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779612
eISBN:
9780191824661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779612.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter draws on historical statistics reporting financial outcomes for spending, taxation, debt, and deficit for the UK over a century to (a) identify quantitatively and compare the main fiscal ... More


Introduction

Carlo Cottarelli, Philip Gerson, and Abdelhak Senhadji

in Post-crisis Fiscal Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027182
eISBN:
9780262324113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027182.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book analyzes the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) change of position on the role of fiscal policy, with particular emphasis on its call for a global fiscal expansion in the wake of the 2008 ... More


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