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The IMF to the Rescue: Did the Euro Area benefit from the Fund’s Experience in Crisis fighting?

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  • Barbara Fritz
  • Sebastian Dullien
  • Laurissa Muehlich

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The paper analyses how the IMF brought its experience gained in emerging market sovereign debt crises in the troika’s handling of the euro crisis. We link models of multiple equilibria with the IMF’s experience made in Latin American crises in the 2000s. We examine subsequent changes in the IMF’s policy guidelines and show that previous insights have been taken in, but applied only with a significant delay and partially against institutional rules and internal advice for the case of Greece. Hence, we argue that the inclusion of the IMF in Europe’s crisis fighting did not completely deliver what had been hoped for.

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  • Barbara Fritz & Sebastian Dullien & Laurissa Muehlich, 2015. "The IMF to the Rescue: Did the Euro Area benefit from the Fund’s Experience in Crisis fighting?," Competence Centre on Money, Trade, Finance and Development 1601, Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin.
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    Keywords

    euro crisis; emerging market debt crisis; IMF; multiple equilibria; sovereign debt resolution mechanism;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General

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