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Joint research from Professor Thomas Philippon addressing large-scale debt restructuring is highlighted

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Excerpt from CGTN -- "To avoid this scenario, governments should establish mechanisms for large-scale debt restructuring. Tax deferrals and guarantee schemes have made governments creditors to a large number of small businesses. In a paper with Olivier Blanchard of the Peterson Institute and Thomas Philippon of New York University, we propose to let private creditors – primarily banks – know that governments will support decisions to restructure viable companies' debt and will participate in the resulting rescheduling or forgiveness of existing claims. Because governments value the positive impact of businesses' survival on all sorts of stakeholders, they should even let it be known that it will add a "continuation premium" to whatever private creditors do. This could save a lot of jobs."

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