Dr. Nihal Bayraktar
Dr. Nihal Bayraktar
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Seminar to explore government stimulus spending and economic growth Jan. 23

Research exploring the connection between government-allocated funding and economic growth begins this semester’s Faculty Seminar Series on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon in the Olmsted Building’s Gallery Lounge. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Nihal Bayraktar, associate professor of economics, will present research from her paper “How Can Public Spending Help You Grow? An Empirical Analysis for Developing Countries,” which she co-authored with Dr. Blanca Moreno-Dodson from World Bank. The work comes after the 2009 global economic crisis, when many governments in developing countries implemented stimulus spending to provide economies with short-term relief. Bayraktar will explore potential differences between fast-growing developing countries and other developing countries in the level of public spending, allocation, and the link to economic growth.

For information, contact Krista Strickler at kss17@psu.edu.