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Elliott, Douglas J., 1959-
Uncle Sam in pinstripes : evaluating U.S. federal credit programs / Douglas J. Elliott
Alternate Title Evaluating U.S. federal credit programs
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HG3729.U5 E45 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Credit -- United States
Government lending -- United States
Loans -- United States -- Government guaranty
Credit control -- United States
Physical Description viii, 147 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The federal government as banker -- Theoretical and political underpinnings of federal credit programs -- History of federal credit programs -- Overview of federal credit programs -- Costs and benefits of federal credit programs -- Comparisons between emergency and traditional federal credit programs -- Policy implications of emergency credit programs -- Improving federal credit programs
Summary "Explains the pervasiveness and complexity of the many federal lending programs, their effect on the overall economy, the costs, as well as the benefits and risks they pose, and actions that should be taken to ensure such programs are more efficient and effective"--Provided by publisher

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