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William G. Gale

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In a contribution to Politico, Bill Gale and Ben Harris discuss a tax holiday on repatriated funds.

June 27, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
Research report

Many industrialized countries face significant medium-term fiscal deficits and unsustainable long-term fiscal trajectories. The recent fiscal crises in Greece and other countries are a stark reminder of the costs of ignoring these issues. The looming fiscal shortfalls and borrowing requirements...

June 3, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
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In a contribution to U.S. News and World Report, Bill Gale discusses the urgent need to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.

March 30, 2011
William G. Gale
Research report

This paper presents evidence from a randomized field experiment to evaluate the longterm impact of an incentive for household saving. We examine the effect on homeownership of an Individual Development Account (IDA) program which ran from 1998 to 2003 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The IDA program provided...

March 9, 2011
William G. GaleMichael Grinstein-WeissClinton KeyWilliam M. RoheMark SchreinerMichael Sherraden
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The United States faces a large medium-term federal budget deficit and an unsustainable long-term fiscal gap. Left unattended, these shortfalls will hobble and eventually cripple the economy. The only plausible way to close the gap is through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases....

March 4, 2011
William G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
Research report

This paper reviews the recent evolution of thinking and evidence regarding the effectiveness of activist fiscal policy. Although fiscal interventions aimed at stimulating and stabilizing the economy have returned to common use, their efficacy remains controversial. This paper reviews the debate...

January 11, 2011
Alan J. AuerbachWilliam G. GaleBenjamin H. Harris
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On November 29, 2010, TPC co-director William Gale held a live webchat on the Washington Post website to discuss his November 28th Washington Post piece, Five Myths About Cutting the Deficit.

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December 7, 2010
William G. Gale
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Budgets may be boring, but the stakes before us are exceedingly high. As we go about reducing the deficit, who will pay which taxes? How will we defend our country? And how will we treat our elderly? Unfortunately, questionable thinking and outright distortions by critics from across the...

November 28, 2010
William G. Gale
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Plans to rein in the U.S. budget deficit remain in the spotlight as the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force released its plan to solve the debt crisis. TPC expert William Gale offers analysis of the recommendations and includes recommendations of his own.

November 24, 2010
William G. Gale

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