Region Focus

Fall 2009

Jalopy Economics: How to judge the success of"Cash for Clunkers"

The Cash for Clunkers program seemed quite popular. But did it really provide a robust boost to economic growth or did it simply spur vehicle consumption earlier rather than later?

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"Economic Analysis of the Car Allowance Rebate System (‘Cash for Clunkers')." Washington, D.C.: Council of Economic Advisers, Sept.10, 2009.

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