March 8, 2019 / 4:36 PM / 6 months ago

Breakingviews - The Exchange: Austerity in the age of populism

MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) - Fiscal restraint is going out of fashion. In his new book “Austerity”, Harvard professor Alberto Alesina sets out to explain when it’s needed. He tells Breakingviews of the hidden long-term risks of U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies and why Italy’s debt risks are not over.


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