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CRS: Greece's Debt Crisis: Overview, Policy Responses, and Implications

Authors: Rebecca M. Nelson, Paul Belkin, and Derek E. Mix

Over the past decade, Greece borrowed heavily in international capital markets to fund government budget and current account deficits. The profligacy of the government, weak revenue collection, and structural rigidities in Greece's economy are typically cited as major factors behind Greece's accumulation of debt.

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Buiter: Sovereign Debt Problems to Continue

Speaker: Willem Buiter
Presider: Michael J. Elliott

Citigroup's Chief Economist Willem Buiter discusses the future of sovereign debt in the wake of the crisis in Greece.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

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Muddling through Greece's Tremors

Author: Marc Levinson

At the center of market upheaval over Europe's debt crisis is Greece, which faces daunting challenges despite a pending bailout. But it should be counted on to muddle through with reforms, writes CFR's Marc Levinson.

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FT: Why Greece Will Have to Leave the Eurozone

Author: Desmond Lachman

According to Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute, Greece is approaching the final stages of its currency arrangement. There is every prospect that within two to three years, after much official money is thrown its way, Greece's euro membership will end with a bang.

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