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Title Federal Deficits and Debt.
Imprint Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (110 pages)
Series Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
Economic issues, problems and perspectives series.
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Contents Preface; Chapter 1; Deficits and Debt: Economic Effects and Other Issues(; Summary; Introduction; Background; What Is a Deficit?; What Is the Debt?; Comparing Debt Held by the Public and Intragovernmental Debt; Deficit and Debt Interaction; How Deficits Contribute to Debt; How Debt Contributes to Deficits; Economic Effects of Deficits and Debt; Historical Trends; Possible Explanations for Deficits; Effects of Persistent Deficits; Deficit and Debt Outlook; End Notes; Chapter 2; Reducing the Budget Deficit: Overview of Policy Issues(; Summary; Introduction.
Why Did Deficits Rise and Then Decline?How Large Are Projected Deficits Under Current Policy? What Might Change These Projections?; How Much Deficit Reduction Is Necessary?; How Quickly Should the Deficit Be Reduced?; Policy Options for Deficit Reduction; Federal Spending; Discretionary Spending; Mandatory Spending; Revenues; End Notes; Chapter 3; The Sustainability of the Federal Budget Deficit: Market Confidence and Economic Effects(; Summary; Introduction; At What Point Does the Public Debt Become Unsustainable?; Are Financial Markets Treating the Debt as Unsustainable?
Evidence from AbroadWill Future Budget Deficits Remain at Unsustainable Levels Under Current Policy?; Sustainability and Foreign Holders of the Debt; Economic Effects of a "Debt Spiral"; Would a Failure to Raise the Debt Limit Cause a Debt Spiral?; Would a Ratings Downgrade Cause a Debt Spiral?; Is a Large But Manageable Deficit Harmful to the Economy?; Will Large Deficits Lead to High Inflation?; End Notes; Chapter 4; Overview of the Federal Debt*; Summary; Introduction; Structure of the Federal Debt; Debt Held by the Public; Intragovernmental Debt6; How Federal Trust Funds Work.
Debt Limit14Deficits, Debt, and Interest Costs; Deficits and the Accumulation of Federal Debt; The Federal Debt over Time; Interest Costs; Interest Rates on Short-Term and Long-Term Debt; Holdings of Federal Debt; Maturity Structure of the Federal Debt; Ownership of Publicly Held Debt; What Is the "Best" Measure of Federal Debt?; Conclusion; End Notes; Index; Blank Page.
Other Title Print version: Malone, Jamie. Federal Deficits and Debt: Impacts and Issues. Hauppauge : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©2016 9781536102680