Economic Stimulus: Issues and Policies

Description:

Recent policies have sought to contain damages spilling over from housing and financial markets to the broader economy, including monetary policy, which is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve, and fiscal policy, including a tax cut in February 2008 of $150 billion and two extensions of unemployment compensation in June and November of 2008. This report discusses this problem as well as certain interventional measures that the government has taken and is considering taking to combat it, including various fiscal stimulus packages.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: July 6, 2009
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
Congressional Research Service Reports
Usage:
Total Uses: 45
Past 30 days: 3
Yesterday: 2
Creator (Author):
Gravelle, Jane G.

Senior Specialist in Economic Policy

Creator (Author):
Hungerford, Thomas L.

Specialist in Public Finance

Creator (Author):
Labonte, Marc

Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy

Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 6, 2009
Description:

Recent policies have sought to contain damages spilling over from housing and financial markets to the broader economy, including monetary policy, which is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve, and fiscal policy, including a tax cut in February 2008 of $150 billion and two extensions of unemployment compensation in June and November of 2008. This report discusses this problem as well as certain interventional measures that the government has taken and is considering taking to combat it, including various fiscal stimulus packages.

Physical Description:

20 pages.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
Congressional Research Service Reports
Identifier:
Resource Type: Report
Format: Text