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Chapter 3: Austerity: Hurting but Helping

  • Giuseppe Bertola
  • John Driffill
  • Harold James
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Jan-Egbert Sturm
  • Ákos Valentinyi

Chapter 3 analyses the much debated issue of austerity and highlights that fiscal discipline is not only needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of public debt, but also for external rebalancing, which is vital to the long-term sustainability of the euro. Finally,

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Article provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.

Volume (Year): (2014)
Issue (Month): (02)
Pages: 75-90

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