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Offsetting Borrowing

June 12, 2009

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Government borrowing has increased sharply, but the fall in private borrowing by households and firms has been equally dramatic. Overall borrowing has not changed substantially. Will the government be able to reduce its borrowing when private borrowing resumes?

Skidelsky: Economists Clash on Shifting Sands

Setser: Fall in Private Borrowing, Rise in Fiscal Deficit

Setser: Who Bought All the Treasuries?

Federal Reserve: U.S. Flow of Funds

Update 6/15:

In response to Jim Rootham's suggestion, here is the sum of private and public borrowing.

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