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Roubini Topic Archive: IMF and International Economic Institutions

  • Program Notes for the Greek Endgame: Austerity, Cyprus, and Currency Union Exits

    The Greek government has rejected the latest austerity and reform proposals from the EU, the ECB, and the IMF.  It has declared a national referendum, scheduled for Sunday, and urges a “No” vote. “”We ask you to reject it with all the might of your soul, with the greatest margin possible,” says Prime Minister Alexis […]

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  • The Debt Commission Is Right: Tax Reform Is the Path to Growth-Friendly Fiscal Consolidation

    The day before yesterday’s draft co-chairs’ proposal from the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is the latest contribution to the ongoing national debate on fiscal consolidation. The G20 finance ministers, at their pre-summit meeting, issued a Communiqué endorsing the concept of “ambitious and growth-friendly medium-term fiscal consolidation,” but gave no hint as to what such a program might actually look like. The NCFRR co-chairs’ make a good start at filling in the blanks by placing tax reform at the heart of their proposal. It is the best way forward, and really, the only way.

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