Long-Term International Economic Position of the United States, The
C. Fred Bergsten
in Peterson Institute Press: All Books from Peterson Institute for International Economics
This Special Report looks at the long-run prospects for the international economic position of the United States, with particular focus on the likely evolution of the current account deficit and prospective foreign financing for it. Its goal is to provide a fundamental framework for the development of US fiscal and other economic policies, especially including responses to the global financial and economic crisis of 2008-09. The central message is that the long-run outlook is extremely worrisome and potentially very costly--in foreign policy/national security as well as economic terms. As the country (and the world) emerges from the global crisis, and even in fashioning policy responses to the crisis itself, it will be essential to keep the long-run considerations firmly in mind. This will require early and decisive policy actions, perhaps even in tandem with the near-term stimulus and housing initiatives, to address the ever-escalating costs of the major entitlement programs, Social Security and especially Medicare/Medicaid, and thus the country's overall fiscal position.
Note: Special Report 20
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
https://www.piie.com/bookstore/long-term-internati ... sition-united-states (text/html)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iie:ppress:sr20
Access Statistics for this book
More books in Peterson Institute Press: All Books from Peterson Institute for International Economics 1750 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Peterson Institute webmaster ().