The unpleasant legacy of the crisis: public debt and low trend growth in the Eurozone

Nicholas Crafts interviewed by Viv Davies, 21 Jan 2014

Nicholas Crafts talks to Viv Davies about his recent work on the threatening issue of public debt in the Eurozone. Crafts maintains that the implicit fault line in the EZ is evident; several EZ economies face a long period of fiscal consolidation and low growth and that a different sort of central bank might be preferable. They also discuss the challenges and constraints of banking, fiscal and federal union. The interview was recorded in London on 17 January 2014.

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See Also

Crafts, N (2013b), “Saving the Euro: a Pyrrhic Victory?”, CAGE-Chatham House Policy Briefing Paper No. 11.

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Topics: Economic history, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: debt monetisation, ECB, eurozone, financial repression, fiscal consolidation, gold standard, public debt

The Eurozone: If only it were the 1930s

Nicholas Crafts, 13 December 2013

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The 1930s deservedly have a bad name. It is hard to imagine that a decade that included the Great Depression and a major de-globalisation of the world economy, and culminated in WWII could be other than notorious. And yet, compared with struggling Eurozone economies today, the economic situation in Europe in the later 1930s was in many ways more promising.

Topics: Economic history, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: debt monetisation, ECB, eurozone, financial repression, fiscal consolidation, gold standard, public debt

To end the Eurozone crisis, bury the debt forever

Pierre Pâris, Charles Wyplosz, 6 August 2013

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The Eurozone’s debt crisis is getting worse despite appearances to the contrary.

Topics: EU institutions, Macroeconomic policy
Tags: Debt crisis, debt monetisation, Eurozone crisis

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