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The Political Economy of the Greek Debt Crisis: A Tale of Two Bailouts

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  • Silvia Ardagna
  • Francesco Caselli

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We review the events that led to the May 2010 and July 2011 bailout agreements. We interpret the bailouts as outcomes of political-economy equilibria. We argue that the second bailout was not on the Pareto frontier and sketch political-economy arguments for why this may be so.

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  • Silvia Ardagna & Francesco Caselli, 2012. "The Political Economy of the Greek Debt Crisis: A Tale of Two Bailouts," CEP Special Papers 25, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepsps:25
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    1. Guiso, Luigi & Herrera, Helios & Morelli, Massimo, 2013. "A Cultural Clash View of the EU Crisis," CEPR Discussion Papers 9679, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Guiso, Luigi & Herrera, Helios & Morelli, Massimo, 2016. "Cultural Differences and Institutional Integration," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 99(S1), pages 97-113.
    3. Kyriopoulos, Ilias & Nikoloski, Zlatko & Mossialos, Elias, 2019. "The impact of the Greek economic adjustment programme on household health expenditure," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 222(C), pages 274-284.
    4. Broner, Fernando & Erce, Aitor & Martin, Alberto & Ventura, Jaume, 2014. "Sovereign debt markets in turbulent times: Creditor discrimination and crowding-out effects," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 114-142.
    5. Jeromin Zettelmeyer & Christoph Trebesch & Mitu Gulati, 2013. "The Greek debt restructuring: an autopsy," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 28(75), pages 513-563, July.
    6. Kosmidou, Kyriaki V. & Kousenidis, Dimitrios V. & Negakis, Christos I., 2015. "The impact of the EU/ECB/IMF bailout programs on the financial and real sectors of the ASE during the Greek sovereign crisis," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 440-454.
    7. Guiso, Luigi & Herrera, Helios & Morelli, Massimo, 2013. "A Culture Based Theory of Fiscal Union Desirability," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 138, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
    8. Győrffy, Dóra, 2014. "Válság és válságkezelés Görögországban. A puha költségvetési korlát szerepe a gazdasági összeomlásban [Crisis and crisis management in Greece. The role of soft budget constraints in the economic co," Közgazdasági Szemle (Economic Review - monthly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Közgazdasági Szemle Alapítvány (Economic Review Foundation), vol. 0(1), pages 27-52.

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    debt crisis; Greece; political economics;

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