Join the Latin America, Europe & Eurasia and International Economics & Finance Discussion Groups for a guided discussion drawing on the cases of Greece, Argentina and Puerto Rico to discuss the fundamental causes of debt crisis, and the political and social responses to crisis. Discussion will center on the differences and similarities in the cases and elements policymakers should consider in their current analysis of global debt crisis considering the Latin American experience.
There have been few high-level comparisons of Puerto Rico to Greece, however the comparison remains on the minds of politicians. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble joked recently with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Lew, that he would like to trade Puerto Rico for Greece. Comparisons between Greece and Argentina are plentiful however, and this guided July discussion seeks to merge the analysis of the three cases.
Highly suggested pre-readings can be found here. The discussion is open to members will all levels of knowledge about the topics; for those who may be less knowledgeable, a background reading list is available upon request.
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