Domestic Public Policy

Debt Sustainability: Examining Options to Reduce Debt and Maintain Economic Growth

Grant Year: 2020

Kent Smetters will lead an effort to measure the extent to which policies to reduce annual deficits and U.S. government debt could increase economic growth. He will assess how a wide variety of policy proposals to reduce federal spending or increase revenues could help lower debt levels, make more resources available for productive investment, and spur economic growth. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of reports, policy briefs, and an interactive website.

University of Pennsylvania Domestic Public Policy