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Exactly How Much of a Disaster is This? Hopkins Profs Weigh in On Euro Crisis


I know there’s a European debt crisis — and that’s pretty much as far as I understand it. Luckily, here in Baltimore we happen to have quite a few people who’ve looked at these issues more closely — and who can explain the situation in terms that make sense.  The Johns Hopkins Arts & Sciences magazine tracked down four local experts — the Department of Political Science’s Nicolas Jabko and the Center for Financial Economics’ Olivier Jeanne, Robert Barbera, and Jonathan Wright — trapped them in a nice room with a big round table, and peppered them with questions about Greece, potential bank runs, and the possibility of global economic meltdown. Here’s how it went: