Special Report posted June 6, 2014
Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Revealed: An In-Depth Analysis of Spending, Austerity, and Growth
About the Authors
Alberto Alesina, PhD, is Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.
Romina Boccia is Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs in the…
Issue Brief posted November 12, 2013
Principles for the Budget Conference
For the first time in years, lawmakers have agreed to convene in a budget conference to reconcile differences between their respective budget proposals, as presented by House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray (D–WA). The two chambers’ budgets differ wildly in terms of taxes and the size of government.
Working Paper posted October 24, 2013
Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Revealed: In-Depth Analysis of Spending, Austerity, and Growth
NOTE: A newer report and data compendium are now available.
Edited by Salim Furth
Why would your time be well spent reading this special report on detailed economic data from Europe over the past half-dozen years? It is very simple: Washington must learn from Europe’s mistakes, or be doomed to repeat them.
Those who favor ever-increasing spending…
Issue Brief posted June 10, 2013
How to Read the CBO’s Scoring of the Immigration Bill
Sometime in the next few weeks, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will produce a “score” of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (known colloquially as the “Gang of Eight bill”), as recently reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
During the last congressional debate over immigration reform in 2007, a CBO…