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Fiscal adjustment in Greece: In search for sustainable public finances

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  • van Aarle, Bas
  • Kappler, Marcus

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This paper analyses Greek fiscal sustainability from a retrospective and a prospective view. Implications of Greek fiscal (un)sustainability are discussed. In the empirical analysis econometric testing of Greek government solvency during the period 1985-2008 is combined with a scenario analysis of budgetary adjustments during the period 2011-2030 under alternative hypotheses. --

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 11-080.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:11080

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Keywords: Greece; euro area; fiscal policy; policy rules; fiscal sustainability;

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