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978-1-4985-7193-7 • Hardback • December 2019 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-7195-1 • Paperback • June 2021 • $39.99 • (£31.00)
978-1-4985-7194-4 • eBook • December 2019 • $90.00 • (£29.00)
Justin Vélez-Hagan is economic policy researcher at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Chapter One: Disaster & Debt
Chapter Two: How Did We Respond
Chapter Three: What We [Think We] Knew, Before We Didn’t Know
Chapter Four: How’d it All Work Out?
Chapter Five: It’s All Political
Chapter Six: Hellenic Hellions or Heroes of Hellas?
Chapter Seven: The Enchanted (and indebted) Island of Puerto Rico
Capter Eight: Nipponomics
Chapter Nine: The Paradox of Argentine Austerity
“In The Paradox of Fiscal Austerity, Justin Velez-Hagan brilliantly discusses the effects of government deficits and public debt at a time when we need it the most. His idea of a fiscal paradox may seem counterintuitive to some, but is right on target. A must-read for anyone who cares about the fiscal health and wellbeing of our nation.”
— Luis G. Fortuño, Former Governor of Puerto Rico
“With global debt rising to unprecedented levels, it is now more important than ever for policymakers to understand the implications of their fiscal and monetary policy choices. In The Paradox of Fiscal Austerity, Vélez-Hagan expertly navigates the various fiscal policies within a country's toolbox, noting the distinct effects on future economic growth."
— Daniel Lacalle, Chief Economist at Tressis and author of Freedom Or Equality