Welcome, you have the opportunity to became the Prime Minister of Ameise island
Ameise is located in the middle of the ocean, it offers its inhabitants a peaceful spot to live in. At the same time the local government tries to keep up with the times. Being the Prime Minister, you will have to make some important choices in order to ensure a bright and sustainable future for your people. You have inherited a debt equal to 100% of the total output of the island (the Gross Domestic Product – GDP).
Now you can start and decide how to manage both expenditures and internal revenues. Your goal is to reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio ensuring a bright future for the island.
Consider the short and mid-long term effects while choosing what to do.
If you decide to increase the current expenditure, an immediate increase in GDP will occur. But at the same time the debt will also grow, causing long term effects, as you will have to pay interest until the debt is paid off. Investments have an impact both on the short and the mid-long term because they provide the infrastructural basis for future growth. Hence the effects will still be felt in 10/20 years’ time.
You win when you succeed in decreasing the debt-to-GDP ratio by the end of the tenth year.
You will be a super President if you manage to keep the ratio under 100% in 20 years’ time as well.