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08 March 2012

Government spending ‘better than fixed investment’

Kim Trollip

Simulations by academics from the Canadian university of Laval presented at the Human Sciences Research Council on Wednesday showed that government consumption spending would have a larger positive impact on SA employment than government fixed investment.

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The presentation was called “The Economics of Job Creation Interventions in SA” with the lead author being Dr Helene Maisonnave, a researcher and resource person for the poverty and economic policy network at Laval University. Co-authors were Veronique Robichaud from Laval University, Margaret Chitiga from the HSRC and Ramos Mabugu from the financial and fiscal commission.

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