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Is Greece Turning the Corner? A Theory-Based Assessment of Recent Greek Macro-Policy

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We use a macro-theory framework of analysis to assess Greek macro-policy with emphasis on the period of the Greek debt crisis. The latter is mainly the result of misguided past internal policies deviating from the policy lessons of modern macroeconomics. The current policy, however, provides a credible platform for sustainable growth. Greece has entered the process of economic recovery but this is fragile and exposed to risks. We conclude that although a country’s currency is not per-se determining growth, supply-side reforms and institutional performance are; and for Greece both are better served within the EMU rather than outside.

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  • Michael G. Arghyrou, 2014. "Is Greece Turning the Corner? A Theory-Based Assessment of Recent Greek Macro-Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 4995, CESifo Group Munich.
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    1. Armin Steinbach, 2015. "The Mutualization of Sovereign Debt: Comparing the American Past and the European Present," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 53(5), pages 1110-1125, September.
    2. António Afonso & Jaromír Baxa & Michal Slavík, 2018. "Fiscal developments and financial stress: a threshold VAR analysis," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 54(2), pages 395-423, March.
    3. Armin Steinbach, 2015. "The Mutualisation of Sovereign Debt: Comparing the American Past and the European Present," Discussion Paper Series of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2015_02, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

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    macroeconomics; Greece; euro;

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    • B22 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Macroeconomics
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General

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