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How nations spent their stimulus money

Monday, November 09, 2009

Here's an interesting graphic from a recent IMF report(.pdf) that shows how countries around the world spent their stimuls money. Generally speaking, the more developed the economy, the more it spent on direct aid and the less it spent on investment.
IMAGE It would have been nice to ditch the scale on top and have the length of the bars represent the stimulus as a percent of GDP in which case, if memory serves, nations such as China, the U.S., and the U.K. would have the longest bars.

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