Greece: An Economic Tragedy in Six Charts

Greece’s economy has spiraled downward since 2009, at great human cost. A newly elected government headed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is demanding relief from its reform and restructuring program. How did Greece arrive at this situation?
Featuring Paolo Mauro (PIIE)
February 10, 2015

The country’s descent into its difficulties is narrated and visualized through six charts, focusing on the severity of the economic recession and compression of government expenditure, as well as the increase in the public debt and its shift from the hands of the foreign private sector to the foreign official sector.