More From Jean Boivin
Is It Time to Fix America’s Ailing Infrastructure?
The consistent decline in public spending over the last 20 years has led to weak and inefficient infrastructure in the US. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average age of highways and streets is 28.4 years.
Are the European Central Bank’s Stimulus Measures Working?
The ECB (European Central Bank) launched several measures to boost the economy and enhance inflation to a target level of around 2%.
Assessing the Impact of Fiscal Spending on the Markets
As international organizations like the International Monetary Fund call for more public investment to boost economic growth, fiscal spending is clearly on top of the investor’s agenda worldwide.
A Return to Fiscal Policy Growth Would Mark a Sea Change
For the first time since the end of the financial crisis, fiscal policy in many developed countries (IVV) (EFA) is gradually turning more expansionary.
Will the Multiplier Effect Boost Income This Time?
Excess production capacity in many sectors is a global concern that has affected the broader economic growth.
Is Fiscal Policy Back in Fashion?
With global growth still subdued despite loose monetary policy and rock-bottom interest rates, the case for fiscal stimulus has become more compelling.
Assessing the Paradigm Shift in the Fiscal Policy
Fiscal policy has turned more expansionary, with stress on fiscal spending and monetary easing, thereby flooding the financial markets worldwide with huge liquidity.
What Are the Key Risks to the Eurozone’s Growth?
The biggest risk to the Eurozone’s (EZU) (IEV) growth is Britain’s exit from the EU (European Union).
Is the Eurozone’s Consumption-Led Growth Uptick Sustainable?
To sustain economic growth, the Eurozone needs to initiate privatization, deregulation, trade liberalization, and labor reforms to attract investment.
Why the Eurozone’s Recovery Isn’t Broad-Based Yet
Though there are green shoots appearing in European economies, the Eurozone’s (EZU) (VGK) growth is still facing stiff long-term headwinds.