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Life after Debt
Miranda Xafa, World Economics, March 2013
The Greek debt exchange (PSI) that took place in March 2012 was unprecedented in two ways: it was the biggest sovereign default ever and the first wit..
The Liquidity Consequences of the Euro Area Sovereign Debt Crisis
William A. Allen and Richhild Moessner, World Economics, March 2013
We examine the liquidity effects of the euro area sovereign debt crisis on euro area banks as a group, on intra-euro area financial flows and on inter..
Global Financial Crisis, Protectionism and Current Account Deficit
Peter Draper, Andreas Freytag and Sebastian Voll, World Economics, June 2011
The recent financial and economic crisis, and the resurgence in the popularity of emerging markets has raised fears in these economies of a resumption..
The Great Depression, the Great Recession and the Next Crisis
Chong-Yah Lim and Dr Hui-Ying Sng, World Economics, September 2011
The paper discusses and pinpoints three strategic factors that led to the global Great Depression of the early 1930s. After the Great Depression, the ..
Understanding the Greek Crisis
Michael Mitsopoulos and Theodore Pelagidis, World Economics, March 2011
This paper focuses on the distortions that the Greek public debt has imposed on the Greek banking system, and suggests how these can be unwound. The l..
Why is the Chinese Saving Rate so High?
Guonan Ma and Wang Yi, World Economics, March 2011
China’s saving rate is high from many perspectives – historical experience, international standards and model predictions. Furthermore, the average sa..
On Economic Growth and Domestic Saving in India
Tarlok Singh, World Economics, March 2011
This study examines the economic growth and domestic saving in India. The onset of gradual economic reforms since the 1980s provided some fillip to gr..
The Unfolding Sovereign Debt Crisis
Bob McKee, World Economics, December 2010
After the excessive expansion of new forms of private sector credit over two decades of disinflation, a huge pyramid of global liquidity was accumulat..
Why Hasn’t the US Economic Stimulus Been More Effective?
F. Gerard Adams and Byron Gangnes, World Economics, December 2010
Recently questions have been raised about the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus policies, and about whether stimulus to a recessionary economy should b..
The Euro Crisis
Clas Wihlborg, Thomas D. Willett and Nan Zhang, World Economics, December 2010
The crisis in Greece and other mainly southern Eurozone countries has been discussed primarily as a fiscal issue. Current account deficits of the same..
Debt and Deleveraging
Susan Lund and Charles Roxburgh, World Economics, June 2010
In this article, McKinsey Global Institute researchers assess the increases in debt and leverage in ten mature economies and four emerging economies –..
Greek Economic Statistics: A Decade of Deceit
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, June 2010
This paper looks at the recent problems in official Greek economic data on public finances, whose reliability has been impaired by inappropriate accou..
Reasons for Remitting
Oded Stark, World Economics, September 2009
This article presents a set of reflections on what gives rise to remittances, which constitute a major part of the impact of migration on economic dev..
Making Fiscal Space Happen!
Peter S. Heller, Menachem Katz, Xavier Debrun, Theo Thomas, Taline Koranchelian & Isabell Adenauer, World Economics, September 2006
Debt relief and the scaling up of aid to low-income countries should allow for increased fiscal space for expenditure programs to spur long-term growt..
How to Reform Europe’s Fiscal Policy Framework
Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti, World Economics, March 2003
The current budgetary problems of some EU member states have intensified the debate on Europe’s fiscal policy framework. It is not enough to change t..
The Rebirth of the Corporate Bond Market
Bill Robinson, John Raven & Christopher Chua, World Economics, June 2001
There has been a major switch from equity to debt finance in recent years, associated with a fall in the long-term rate of interest. The paper explor..
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