2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

With Eyes Bigger Than Our Stomachs: Growing Levels of National Debt and the Future of American Economic Growth


Morgan H. LeBaige
Dr. David Gillette, Faculty Mentor

This research paper will serve as a literature review in an attempt to answer the question: What is the future of American economic growth as it relates to our national debt? The project will review many sources of research that have been conducted in this area. It will address first the history of American national debt and deficit spending growth and projections for future debt levels. Furthermore, it will examine several sources of research on the effects of national debt and economic growth and look at past examples of countries with higher debt to GDP levels than the United States currently has.

Keywords: economic growth, economics, national debt, deficit spending

Topic(s):Economics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 109-2
Location: VH 1320
Time: 8:15

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