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Editors: Charlotte G. Wilson and Emily O. Brown
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This book explains the different measures of the U.S. government debt, discusses the historical growth in the debt, identifies the current owners of the debt, presents comparisons with government debt in other countries, and examines the potential economic risks associated with a growing federal debt. (Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

The Federal Government Debt: Its Size and Economic Significance;pp. 1-11
(Brian W. Cashell)

The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases;pp. 13-34
(D. Andrew Austin, Mindy R. Levitt)

Legislative Procedures for Adjusting the Public Debt Limit: A Brief Overview;pp. 35-41
OBill Heniff, Jr., Analyst on Congress and the Legislative Process)

Developing Debt-Limit Legislation: The House's "Gephardt Rule";pp. 43-53
(Bill Heniff, Jr.)

Interest Payments on the Federal Debt: A Prime;pp. 55-60
(Thomas L. Hungerford)

Foreign Holding of Federal Debt;pp. 61-66
(Justin Murray, Marc Labonte)

Debt Management: Treasury Was Able to Fund Economic Stabilization and Recovery Expenditures in a Short Period of Time, but Debt Management Challenges Remain;pp. 67-106

The National Debt: Who Bears its Burden?;pp. 107-121
(Marc Labonte)

How Treasury Issues Debt;pp. 123-141
(Mindy R. Levit)

Ebbs and Flows of Federal Debt;pp. 143-159
(Mindy R. Levit)


      Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 1st quarter
   Pages: 7 x10 (NBC - G),167pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-767-6
   Status: AV
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