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Student debt forgiveness would do little for economy

Even if a significant share of the $1.6trn of student loan debt owed to the Federal government was forgiven, it would provide only a limited boost to activity while driving a potentially sizable further increase in the budget deficit. Our latest Global State of Play webinar will be held on Thursday, 25th February. Neil Shearing will lead a discussion with our senior economists on a range of topics, including the progress of vaccinations and the impact on economic activity, the experience of Israel and others leading the vaccine race, as well as the latest on the US fiscal stimulus debate. Register here.

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