You’re invited to join ERSA’s fellow, Matthew Simmonds, for a four-part series: “Fiscal Futures”
As a contribution to the debate about economic policy making after the Covid shock, ERSA will be presenting a series of conversations about how we think about the economy and the role of fiscal policy. After the initial shock and the short-term welfare response from the state, what is the role of the state and fiscal policy in supporting an economic recovery?
Once the dust starts to settle, we will be faced with a poorer economy, significantly higher debt and interest costs, and legitimate spending pressures. These will mix with a structural deficit that both fails to adequately finance the social and economic needs of the country and stabilize debt. The anatomy of fiscal...Read more