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Sovereign debt and its restructuring framework in the euro area

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To compensate for the inflexibility of fixed exchange rates, the euro area needs flexibility through a system of orderly debt restructuring. With virtually no room for macroeconomic manoeuvring since the crisis onset, fiscal austerity has been the main instrument for achieving reductions in public debt levels; but because austerity also weakens growth, public debt ratios have barely budged. Austerity has also implied continued high private debt ratios. And these debt...

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  • Ashoka Mody, 2013. "Sovereign debt and its restructuring framework in the euro area," Working Papers 788, Bruegel.
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