Public Debt: Impact, Management and Challenges


Antoine Bélanger (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives

BISAC: BUS027000

This book comprises four chapters, each of which examines public debt from a specific economic perspective. Chapter 1 studies potential fiscal externalities of the public debt in the framework of a monetary union. Chapter 2 examines the theoretical literature concerning how and if public debt impairs economic growth and finds no univocal and straightforward answer. Chapter 3 discusses the economic impact of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and addresses the question of whether limits to public debt ought to be respected or disregarded in the face of huge unemployment, collapsing tax revenues, and generous public expenditure programs. Lastly, Chapter 4 analyzes the response of central banks in emerging inflation targeting countries with floating exchange rates to changes in public debt.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Monetary Policy and Width of Public Debt Externalities in a Monetary Union
(Séverine Menguy – Université de Paris, Paris, France)

Chapter 2. Is There A Level of Public Debt That Impairs Economic Growth? In Search of a Theory
(Roberto Tamborini and Matteo Tomaselli – Department of Economics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy)

Chapter 3. Are There Limits to Public Debt in Neo-Classical Growth Models with Involuntary Unemployment?
(Karl Farmer – University of Graz, Graz, Austria, et al.)

Chapter 4. Do Central Banks Engage in Public Debt Management? The Case of Emerging Markets Inflation Targeters With Floating Exchange Rates
(Joanna Mackiewicz-Łyziak and Dagmara Mycielska – Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)


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