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The political economy of the Greek debt crisis: a tale of two bailouts

Ardagna, Silvia and Caselli, Francesco (2014) The political economy of the Greek debt crisis: a tale of two bailouts. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6 (4). pp. 291-323. ISSN 1945-7707

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Identification Number: 10.1257/mac.6.4.291


We review the events that led to the May 2010 and July 2011 bailout agreements. We interpret the bailouts as outcomes of political-economy equilibria. We argue that these equilibria were likely not on the Pareto frontier, and sketch political-economy arguments for why collective policymaking in the Euro area may lead to suboptimal outcomes.

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Additional Information: © 2014 American Economic Association
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 10:59
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 10:15

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