The Role of Public Works Infrastructure in Economic Stimulus

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Interest in using federal government spending to stimulate U.S. economic recovery has intensified recently in response to indicators showing significant deterioration of the economy. Some policymakers favor using traditional monetary and fiscal policies. Others, however, favor making accelerated investments in the nation's public infrastructure in order to create jobs while also meeting infrastructure needs. This report is an overview of policy issues associated with the approach of using infrastructure as a mechanism for economic stimulus.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 6, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Copeland, Claudia

Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy

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Levine, Linda

Specialist in Labor Economics

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Mallett, William J.

Specialist in Transportation Policy

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Carter, Nicole T.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 6, 2009
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Interest in using federal government spending to stimulate U.S. economic recovery has intensified recently in response to indicators showing significant deterioration of the economy. Some policymakers favor using traditional monetary and fiscal policies. Others, however, favor making accelerated investments in the nation's public infrastructure in order to create jobs while also meeting infrastructure needs. This report is an overview of policy issues associated with the approach of using infrastructure as a mechanism for economic stimulus.

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48 pages.

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