Greek Debt Sustainability: The Devil is in the Tails


by Andrea Consiglio and Stavros A. Zenios

Appeared originally at 12 August 2015

Some experts view Greek debt as sustainable, while others claim it is not sustainable. This column argues that the distinction between tactical and strategic debt sustainability can explain this difference of opinions.


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What We Read Today 31 August 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Most Read Articles Last Week (Ending 29 August)

Econintersect: Google analystics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 247 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 23 August through 29 August. The top ten are listed after the Read more >> jump.


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When it Comes to Recession and Deflation, the Fed is the Last to Know

by James Rickards, Daily Reckoning

The Federal Reserve uses a complicated econometric model to make its forecasts about the U.S. economy. This model is called 'Federal Reserve Bank U.S.,' nicknamed FERBUS. It shows growth of 5% in the near future.


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September 2015 Economic Forecast: Some Improvement Over Last Month's Terrible Forecast

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index improved from last month's lowest index level since April 2010. The tracked sectors of the economy generally improved somewhat or the growth remained unchanged. Still, our economic index has been in a long term decline since late 2014.

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