Tag Archives: debt
The Sumner stuff on per-capita measures of nominal income growth made me wonder if it made more sense to think about the flow of finance in a per-capita sense. I think it does. With equivalent economic and credit conditions, you’d … Continue reading
The BIS has just published a paper which traces the main path through which QE works to stimulate the economy. It shows how the size and average maturity of government debt in private hands influences long-term yields, and how the … Continue reading
There was a bit of confusion about the path of debt subject to the legislative ceiling of AUD300bn following the publication of the 2013-14 budget. This has now been settled, with the Australian Treasury supplying the facts to Senate Estimates: … Continue reading
The other part of the Treasury Structural budget estimates working paper is the PBO study — both were published on 22 May.
The Australian Treasury has released new structural budget deficit estimates, updating my favourite bulletin article (MacDonald &c.) of the last few years.
The proximate release of the Australian and New Zealand Budgets has prompted some comparisons between the two (see this odd news story). To an extent, these comparisons are fair — both nations are small open economies that have been subject … Continue reading
A key reason for the AUD60bn increase in deficits in the 2013-14 budget (relative to the 2012-13 MYEFO) was the nominal GDP downgrade (see here for more on the 2013-14 budget). This nominal weakness is mostly due to the predictable … Continue reading
The 2013-14 budget has been released, and it shows the (fairly) predictable consequences of the decline in the terms of trade. Gone are the surpluses, and in their place we have ~60bn more of deficits. That’s a lot of extra … Continue reading
Budget forecast for 2012-13 deficit prints at 19.4bn in 2013-14 budget — only 600m from my most recent forecast! Deficit projections are: 12/13 :: -19.4bn 13/14 :: -18.0bn 14/15 :: -10.9bn 15/16 :: +0.8bn 16/17 :: +6.6bn