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International Debt: Economic, Financial, Monetary, Political and Regulatory Aspects

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Edited by: Otto Hieronymi, Constantine A. Stephanou

ISBN13: 9781137030566
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.00

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This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the international debt issue, and offers suggestions for the way out of the current profound crisis. It addresses: * The key aspects and principal consequences of the current debt crisis, with specific country and regional examples including Greece, the Eurozone, and the United States, and the impact on the growth potential of the OECD area, * The systemic nature of the current crisis, with special emphasis on the shortcomings of the international monetary system and on the financial, banking and fiscal dimensions, * The national and international policy efforts aimed at avoiding a global collapse, and the role and responsibility of private actors * Important issues, such as, the limits of monetary sovereignty, the case for bankruptcy procedure for sovereign states and global financial governance, and finally, * The need, in addition to the necessary bolstering of the Eurozone, for a long-overdue reform of the international monetary system, with the United States, the European Union and Japan having to take the initiative. This book was written by an international group of outstanding academic and policy experts, several of whom have acted as senior advisers in the Basel process of the reform of the international banking rules in the wake of the 'subprime crisis' and in the Greek debt-restructuring.

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Public International Law, Banking and Finance
List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors Introduction
O.Hieronymi & C.A.Stephanou The International Monetary System and the Debt Issue
O.Hieronymi The Dual Debt Problem in the US and in Europe: Are the Policy Makers Addressing the Right Issues?
M.Sakbani The Illusion of Monetary Sovereignty
P.A.Bod Building Firewalls: European Responses to the Sovereign Debt Crisis
C.A.Stephanou The Case for a Sovereigns' Bankruptcy Procedure
D.Kaeser The Impact of the Current Eurozone Fiscal Crisis on the Greek Banking Sector and the Measures Adopted to Preserve its Stability
C.Gortsos Options, Decisions and Implementation under Extreme Market Conditions: Economic policy in Greece the day after
N.Haritakis Quo Vadis Global Financial Governance?
A.Baladi International Debt and Globalization
A.Vautravers Conclusions and Outlook
O.Hieronymi & C.A.Stephanou Annex: The Information Crisis and the Need to Improve the Availability and the Use of Relevant Statistics Bibliography Index