The global financial crisis and its budget impacts in OECD nations fiscal responses and future challenges

1. Meeting the challenge of the global financial crisis in OECD nations - fiscal responses and future challenges / Evert A. Lindquist, Jouke de Vries and John Wanna -- 2. The United States response to the global financial crisis - from robust stimulus to fiscal gridlock / Paul L. Posner and Denise M...

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Main Author: Lindquist, Evert A.
Other Authors: Wanna, John, Vries, Jouke de
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2015
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Summary:1. Meeting the challenge of the global financial crisis in OECD nations - fiscal responses and future challenges / Evert A. Lindquist, Jouke de Vries and John Wanna -- 2. The United States response to the global financial crisis - from robust stimulus to fiscal gridlock / Paul L. Posner and Denise M. Fantone -- 3. Canada's reactive budget response to the global financial crisis - from resilience and brinkmanship to agility and innovation / David A. Good and Evert A. Lindquist -- 4. Australian and New Zealand responses to the 'fiscal tsunami' of the global financial crisis - preparation and precipitous action with the promise of consolidation / John Wanna -- 5. Budgeting in Japan after the global financial crisis - postponing decisions on crucial issues / Masahiro Horie -- 6. Budgetary challenges in The Netherlands - resuming business after a turbulent time / Jouke de Vries and Tom Degen -- 7. The global financial crisis in Denmark and Sweden - a case of management 'lite' / Lotte Jensen and Sysser Davidsen -- 8. Spain facing the global financial crisis - cutting public spending and struggling with structural reforms / Eduardo Zapico-Goñi -- 9. Portugal and the global financial crisis - short-sighted politics, deteriorating public finances and the bailout imperative / Paulo T. Pereira and Lara Wemans -- 10. The global financial crisis in Greece - its background causes, escalation and prospects for recovery / Michael G. Arghyrou -- 11. Managing Ireland's budgets during the rise and fall of the 'Celtic tiger' / Richard Boyle and Michael Mulreany -- 12. Readiness, resilience, reform and persistence of budget systems after the GFC - conclusions and implications / Evert A. Lindquist, Jouke de Vries and John Wanna
The global financial crisis of 2007-09 constituted the biggest shock to the economies of the OECD nations since the Second World War, testing budgetary systems and causing most of their governments to move into intense crisis mode. Policy responses by governments and international authorities included massive interventions to stabilize markets and economies, and significant adjustments to fiscal policy regimes. How governments reacted to the crisis, which was manifested differently in each jurisdiction, had significant political implications for sitting governments and led to reforms of fiscal policy and budgetary regimes, which have since continued to wrestle with slow economic growth and strained public finances. This singular shock provides the editors and authors of this book with an intriguing opportunity to examine how different OECD budgetary systems performed. The contributions frame and assess how governments responded to the challenge and how their budget systems evolved in the aftermath, with a focus on strategy, decision-making and balancing competing demands. Chapters cover the EU, North America and Asia, including comparison between countries that fared well, those who were moderately affected and those countries massively affected by the global financial crisis. This timely book will appeal to students and academics seeking an international understanding and analysis of the effects and consequences of the global financial crisis
Physical Description:368 p
ISBN:9781784718954
9781784718961