Government Debt, Entitlements, and the Economy

The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History, Routledge Publishing, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2013

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John J. Seater

Economics Dept., Boston College

Date Written: November 1, 2012

Abstract

A history of government debt and entitlement programs since 1800 is provided. Issues of properly measuring the debt are discussed, and the economic effects of debt are explained briefly.

Keywords: Government debt, entitlement spending

JEL Classification: E62, H50, H63

Suggested Citation

Seater, John J., Government Debt, Entitlements, and the Economy (November 1, 2012). The Handbook of Major Events in Economic History, Routledge Publishing, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2223573

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