New Book on the IMF and the European Debt Crisis

Feb. 5, 2024

A new book by JRCPPF faculty affiliate Harold James, The IMF and the European Debt Crisis, surveys the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) attempts to support European economies in the aftermath of the global finanical crisis. This work arrives more than a decade after the financial crisis precipitated a series of national banking and debt crises in European Union member countries, notably Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus, as well as Spain and Italy. It analyzes the immediate economic impacts of the IMF's lending and adjustment programs, as well as the longer-term ramifications of a decade of austerity on European politics.