Commentary

The “ideal” stimulus plan

The New York Times “Economix” blog posed the following question to 16 economists: “How would you spend a $500 billion stimulus package?” The answers came from top economists from around the nation, including nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia), Tyler Cowen (George Mason), Andrew Samwick (Dartmouth), Mark Zandi (Moody’s), and Ed Glaeser (Harvard). Their responses are well worth a quick read, and can be found here.

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.