Friday, November 18, 2011

Does the European Financial Stability Facility bail out sovereigns or banks?

Harry Huizinga interviewed by Viv Davies

Vox
November 18, 2011

Harry Huizinga talks to Viv Davies about his recent paper on the EFSF. Huizinga concludes that the creation of the EFSF has resulted in the bail out of both banks and countries, that the use of EFSF funds has been expensive and inefficient, and that there is a limit to the extent to which the EFSF can be scaled up. Nevertheless, he suggests that this may be a blessing in disguise. The interview was recorded on 17 November 2012.

Listen to the interview

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