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Deficits, Debts and Defaults - Past, Present and Future

  • Peter Sinclair
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    This paper explores the issue of whether rates of interest should and do tend to exceed rates of growth, a key determinant of debt sustainability. It goes on to consider the argument for debt renegotiation in circumstances where sustainability is in grave doubt.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 11-20.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:11-20
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