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International lending, sovereign debt and joint liability: an economic theory model for amending the treaty of Lisbon

Kaushik Basu and Joseph Stiglitz

No 6555, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: As the Eurozone crisis drags on, it is evident that a part of the problem lies in the architecture of debt and its liabilities within the Eurozone and, more generally, the European Union. This paper argues that a large part of the problem can be mitigated by permitting appropriately-structured cross-country liability for sovereign debt incurred by individual nations within the European Union. In brief, the paper makes a case for amending the Treaty of Lisbon. The case is established by constructing a game-theoretic model and demonstrating that there exist self-fulfilling equilibria, which would come into existence if cross-country debt liability were permitted and which are Pareto superior to the existing outcome.

Keywords: Debt Markets; Access to Finance; Banks&Banking Reform; Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress; Economic Theory&Research (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-08-01
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