Once on the Lips, Forever on the Hips: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Fiscal Stimulus in OECD Countries

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Bev Dahlby;
(2009)
  • Journal: C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder,issue 121 December
  • Subject: tax competitiveness program, OECD, fiscal stimulus measures
    • jel: jel:H54 | jel:H81 | jel:E62

The author evaluates the fiscal stimulus policies of 20 OECD countries within a simple benefit-cost framework. Among his findings: in Canada, to be justifiable on a benefit-cost basis, a fiscal stimulus project that improves consumptive public services must provide at l... View more
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