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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Can large primary surpluses solve Europe’s debt problem? | vox

Can large primary surpluses solve Europe’s debt problem? | vox



For the debts of European countries to be sustainable, their governments will have to run large primary budget surpluses. But there are both political and economic reasons to question whether this is possible. The evidence presented in this column is not optimistic about Europe’s crisis countries. Whereas large primary surpluses for extended periods of time did occur in the past, they were always associated with exceptional circumstances.

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