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An Evaluation of Policies for Fiscal and External Sustainability during the Recent Greek Economic Crisis

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  • Panagiotis Chronis
  • George A. Zombanakis

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The scope of this note is to point out that high growth rates must be accompanied by current account surpluses financing the internal debt service as a necessary and sufficient condition for a debt-reduction strategy. The recipe is applied in the case of Greece which, looking back at the pre-crisis period, has been experiencing substantial consumption-led growth following extensive foreign borrowing.

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  • Panagiotis Chronis & George A. Zombanakis, 2016. "An Evaluation of Policies for Fiscal and External Sustainability during the Recent Greek Economic Crisis," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(1), pages 32-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xix:y:2016:i:1:p:32-43
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    Keywords

    Twin Deficits; Debt; Sustainability;

    JEL classification:

    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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