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08 March 2012

Govt spending better than fixed invest: academic

Kim Trollip

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

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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Kim Trollip

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