Without spending the money Australia will have a much higher rate of unemployment than it needs for a very long time, new Grattan Institute calculations find.
Governments are throwing billions of taxpayer dollars on stimulus measures after COVID-19. But they must do it diligently, and transparently.
There is no magic money tree in economics – whatever money is spent must be paid back later.
The South African government should be spending more, not less, to boost economic growth and create jobs.
As Congress considers further financial help for victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the magnitude of the fiscal crisis that governors and their states will have to face is just starting to emerge.
Beijing might have been ultra-tough on the pandemic, but it has been horizontal in response to the economic shock.
Governments are planning a fiscal expansion worth 10% of GDP. Here's a way of making it more effective.