SESSION 2: PUBLIC DEBT, PUBLIC INVESTMENT, AND GROWTH
October 8, 2014 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
Some key questions for discussion in this session include:
(i) is a further debt buildup warranted to meet public investment goals? How can the efficiency of public investment be improved?
(ii) is the legacy of high public debt a problem, or should countries simply live with higher public debt in the future?
(iii) what normative guidelines are appropriate for countries as they try to manage the multiple challenges associated with high public debt, deficient public infrastructure, and lackluster medium-run growth prospects?