, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 240–247 | Cite as

A modest proposal for resolving the Eurozone crisis

  • Yanis Varoufakis
  • Stuart Holland
Articles Sovereign Debt Crisis


This paper presents three simple policies for overcoming the crisis that can be implemented immediately and require none of the moves such as national guarantees or fiscal transfers to which many Europeans are opposed, nor moves towards federation that entail Treaty changes, which electorates are most likely to reject. The logic behind these policy proposals is juxtaposed with the false dilemmas that currently impede clear thinking and immobilise Europe’s policymakers.


Member State Public Debt Sovereign Debt Social Investment Banking Crisis 
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© ZBW and Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanis Varoufakis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stuart Holland
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.University of TexasAustinUSA
  3. 3.Coimbra UniversityCoimbraPortugal

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