Ulrich Hege is Professor of Finance and Associate Dean at HEC Paris. Previously, he has held positions at Tilburg University (Netherlands) and ESSEC (France), and as a visiting professor at London Business School and New York University. A native of Germany, he holds a master’s degree in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. On the European crisis, he has recently written or appeared in CNN, BBC, VoxEU, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Les Echos, Het Financiëele Dagblad, and other news outlets. In his academic research, he has published on questions related to law and economics, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity, venture capital, corporate governance, debt restructuring, and bankruptcy. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Business, Review of Finance, Rand Journal of Economics, Harvard Business Review, and other international journals.
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Since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis at the end of 2009, the Eurozone finds itself in an unprecedented debt crisis.