Wednesday, 24 February 2010

'Today' February 24, 2010 - Stimulus Package Comparison

The global financial crisis left governments around the world scrambling to find ways to revive their flagging economies, remain competitive, and stimulate growth. In today's program we took a look at the different ways governments spent their stimulus money - and which approaches worked the best, and which didn't really achieve their goals.

Some fascinating points were raised, and finally the Chinese currency issue was put into some perspective that even a layman with no understanding of economics (read Chris) could understand!

John Attanasio, Dean, Dedman School of Law – SMU
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's
Pro. He Ping, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

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