Antony Davies is a professor of economics at Duquesne University and a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Economics professor Antony Davies answers the question of whether increased spending by the US government increases gross domestic product (GDP) in the short term. Using data relating government spending to economic growth, he concludes that government expenditures have a slightly negative effect on growth. Far from being a solution to economic downturns, increasing spending might exacerbate the problem.

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