The Italy factor gets ugly
- November 10, 2011
- Research by Stergios Skaperdas, economics professor, is featured in Seeking Alpha November 10, 2011
From Seeking Alpha:
Perhaps there'll be fewer members. Surely the rules for membership will change. Figuring out what it means to be a euro member is headed for a dramatic attitude adjustment. Meantime, it's a sign of the times when economists are offering detailed tips for exiting the euro. Stergios Skaperdas, an economics professor at University of California, Irvine, outlines a roadmap for Greece's departure, assuming it comes to that, which is no longer beyond the pale: To minimize the number of days banks would need to be closed, the decision to move to the new drachma should be made on a Friday. Bank deposits and domestic debt would be immediately converted to new drachmas at the initial exchange rate. It would fall to the Greek courts to determine whether pre-2010 public debt would follow suit, but there is no reason to think they would treat it any differently from domestic debt.
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