Orszag on the secondary effects of Food Stamp programmes

Readers of this blog may be familiar with my affinity for food stamp programmes. Not only have I argued in a previous post that this is the holy grail of automatic stabalisers, but I also feel it is a social safety net with incontrovertible utility.

Peter Orszag (former chairman of the Office of Management and Budget for President Obama) recently wrote an opinion piece for Bloomberg about the secondary effects of Food Stamp programmes on students.

As a student of econometrics and behavioural economics I am inspired by the work that has been done to quantify the impacts of such programmes.

P/S: Due to the rigour of the my academic programme I have not updated my blog as frequently as I had hoped. As a sneak peek, the next post has to do with the KLCI Index, so Malaysian readers interested in equities might find it interesting.


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