Honorary President, International Institute of Public Finance, USA and
Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
The talk will discuss how the conception of what the state should do in
the economic sphere changed over the past couple centuries and the
consequence of the change on the levels of public spending and taxation. It will discuss the factors and some of the beliefs and the assumptions that led to the growth of public spending. It will outline the role of some economists in this process and the consequences for that growth. It will speculate about future developments on the role of the state in the economy.
Date: March 29, 2011
Time: 03:00 P.M.
New Seminar Room [First Floor],
Department of Economics,
Delhi School of Economics,
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