Obstfeld, Maurice, M. Thomsen, Poul, (2016), “The IMF is not asking Greece for more austerity”, IMF direct, 12 Δεκεμβρίου
Greece is once again in the headlines as discussions for the second review of its European Stability Mechanism (ESM) program are gaining pace. Unfortunately, the discussions have also spurred some misinformation about the role and the views of the IMF. Above all, the IMF is being criticized for demanding more fiscal austerity, in particular for making this a condition for urgently needed debt relief. This is not true, and clarifications are in order.
- Marsh, Chris, Nagly, Dominik, Pagoulatos, George, Papaioannou, Elias, (2016), “The time is up! A realistic proposal to end Greece’s debt overhang”, VoxEu, 17 Νοεμβρίου
- Walter, Stefanie, (2016), “Why austerity is easier to implement in some countries than others – and why this was not the case for Greece”, LSE EUROPP Blog, 17 Οκτωβρίου