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Italexit is not a solution for Italy’s problems

Codogno, Lorenzo and Galli, Giampaolo (2017) Italexit is not a solution for Italy’s problems. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (24 Feb 2017). Website.

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Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement riding high in the polls in Italy has led to speculation over the prospect of the country leaving the euro. Lorenzo Codogno and Giampaolo Galli argue that an ‘Italexit’ would be a catastrophic scenario, with incommensurable economic, social, and political costs lasting for many years. They note that redenomination, and a likely default on debt obligations, would not be a solution to the problem of a high public debt and would produce significant financial and economic instability. A far better and less costly solution would be to address Italy’s underlying problems, allowing the country to survive and thrive within the euro by enhancing potential growth and economic resilience.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 11:49
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 23:20

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