Diane Rehm Show: Europe’s Expanding Debt Crisis
This is a very good interview that is worth an hour of your time, especially if you are not familiar with the debt crisis in Greece, and the state of Spain, Portugal and Ireland sovereign debt. The panel is:
Eswar Prasad -- Senior Fellow at the Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings, Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University and former head of the China Division at the IMF.
Simon Johnson -- professor of entrepreneurship at MIT's Sloan School of Management, a senior fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and author of the book "13 Bankers."
Uri Dadush -- senior associate and director in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, former director of international trade and former director of economic policy at the World Bank
The commentary (for the most part) is very good. There is unfortunately a bit of economist gobbeldy-speak but I found the comments by Simon Johnson in particular to be very interesting and worthwhile
Topics discussed are: soverign debt, the IMF's role, the G20's role, debt to GDP ratios, issues particularly relevant to Greece in solving the problem, etc.
Listen here: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2010-04-29/europe%E2%80%99s-expanding-debt-crisis