Newsletter Online April 2011

Issue no. 153

This provides links to selected items from issue no.153, April 2011. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.


Are we suffering from ‘deficit fetishism’?
In the July 2010 Newsletter we published an article reflecting critical comments we had received regarding the UK coalition’s fiscal strategy. We invited contributors to put the opposing view and so we are grateful to Philip Booth, Cass Business School and Institute of Economic Affairs, and J R Shackleton, University of East London and IEA, for taking up the challenge.

Not called the lucky country for nothing or why Australia missed the Great Atlantic Recession
Nigel Stapledon, at the University of New South Wales explains why Australia missed out on the recession recently experienced by the USA and Europe.

Secretary-General’s Annual Report
The Secretary-General, Prof John Beath, delivered his latest Annual Report to the Society’s AGM held during the Annual Conference at Royal Holloway University of London on 18th April.


Letter from America – the unequal benefits of teaching
In his latest Letter from America, Angus Deaton looks at the growing income inequality in the USA and reflects again on the fiscal difficulties faced by some US states that he highlighted in his previous Letter.

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