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Friday, December 13, 2013

'IMF Admits it Underestimated the Fiscal Multiplier'

Via Eurointelligence:

IMF admits it underestimated the fiscal multiplier: Speaking at the EU’s Economic and Social Committee, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday that the IMF made a mistake on Greece and Portugal, and that these countries should have had been given more time to reduce their deficits, reports portuguese Público. Specifically Lagarde said that, for lack of studies, the IMF had estimated the fiscal multiplier at 1 or below when in reality it proved to be about 1.7.

I have a 15 hour travel day ahead of me, so one more quick post after this one, then not much more for a while.

    Posted by on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 09:07 AM in Economics, Fiscal Policy | Permalink  Comments (31)


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