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The Dynamic Implications of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries

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Source: The Dynamic Implications of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2011/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , Alma Romero-Barrutieta , and Jose Daniel Rodríguez-Delgado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2011

ISBN: 9781455293711

Keywords: general equilibrium model, small open economy, debt, debt-relief, interest, relief mechanism, International Lending and Debt Problems, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

The effects of debt relief on incentives to accumulate debt, consume, and invest are an important concern for donors and recipients. Using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model of a small open economy with...

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe

Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe »

Source: Capital Flows to Central and Eastern Europe

Volume/Issue: 2006/188

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864489

Keywords: Trade balance, rates of return, net external position, FDI, liabilities, debt, external debt, external liabilities, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We examine the evolution of the net external asset positions of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEC) countries over the past decade, with a strong emphasis on the composition of their international balance sheets. We...

Toward a Lender of First Resort

Toward a Lender of First Resort »

Source: Toward a Lender of First Resort

Volume/Issue: 2006/66

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Daniel Cohen , and Richard Portes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863260

Keywords: market discipline, country spreads, financial crises, debt crises, debt crisis, debt dynamics, debt restructuring, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

If interest rates (country spreads) rise, debt can rapidly be subject to a snowball effect, which becomes self-fulfilling with regard to the fundamentals themselves. This is a market imperfection, because we cannot...

You Never Give Me Your Money? Sovereign Debt Crises, Collective Action Problems, and IMF Lending

You Never Give Me Your Money? Sovereign Debt Crises, Collective Action Problems, and IMF Lending »

Source: You Never Give Me Your Money? Sovereign Debt Crises, Collective Action Problems, and IMF Lending

Volume/Issue: 2013/20

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Committeri , and Francesco Spadafora

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2013

ISBN: 9781475578713

Keywords: IMF financing, Systemic spillovers, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt crises, sovereign debt crises, sovereign bonds, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We review the impact of the global financial crisis, and its spillovers into the sovereign sector of the euro area, on the international 'rules of the game' for dealing with sovereign debt crises. These rules rest...

A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic »

Source: A Debt Intolerance Framework Applied to Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2011/220

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Geoffrey Bannister , and Luis Barrot

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463904227

Keywords: CAPDR, debt intolerance, equation, debt ratio, public debt, external debt, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper presents an alternative method for calculating debt targets using the debt intolerance literature of Reinhart, Rogoff, and Savastano (2003) and Reinhart and Rogoff (2009). The methodology presented impro...

Assessing Bias and Accuracy in the World Bank-IMF's Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries*

Assessing Bias and Accuracy in the World Bank-IMF's Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries* »

Source: Assessing Bias and Accuracy in the World Bank-IMF's Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Enrico Berkes , Catherine Pattillo , Andrea Presbitero , and Yorbol Yakhshilikov

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475579772

Keywords: DSF, Sovereign debt crises, debt thresholds, external debt, debt crises, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, International Lending and Debt Problems, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

The World Bank and the IMF have adopted a debt sustainability framework (DSF) to evaluate the risk of debt distress in Low Income Countries (LICs). At the core of the DSF are empirically-based thresholds for each o...

Bailing Out the People? When Private Debt Becomes Public

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Source: Bailing Out the People? When Private Debt Becomes Public

Volume/Issue: 2018/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Samba Mbaye , Marialuz Moreno Badia , and Kyungla Chae

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361658

Keywords: Public debt, deleveraging, private debt, leverage cycles, bailout, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, International Lending and Debt Problems, International Business Cycles, General, International

This paper documents a form of private sector bailout that is much more common (and yet unnoticed) than the typical bank bailout. Building on the newly-created Global Debt Database, we show that excess private debt...

First-Time International Bond Issuance—New Opportunities and Emerging Risks

First-Time International Bond Issuance—New Opportunities and Emerging Risks »

Source: First-Time International Bond Issuance-New Opportunities and Emerging Risks

Volume/Issue: 2014/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anastasia Guscina , Guilherme Pedras , and Gabriel Presciuttini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498390699

Keywords: Bond market, LICs, frontier markets, bond, international bond, bond issuance, global bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing,

International bond issuance by debut issuers has risen in recent years. The uptick was a result of both demand and supply factors. The search for yield and demand for portfolio diversification have resulted in dema...

On the Determinants of First-Time Sovereign Bond Issues

On the Determinants of First-Time Sovereign Bond Issues »

Source: On the Determinants of First-Time Sovereign Bond Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Grigorian

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451859386

Keywords: sovereign bonds, first-time market access, bond, bonds, bond issues, international capital markets, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems,

In recent years, the number of countries which have borrowed in international capital markets by issuing sovereign bonds has increased substantially. For these countries, capital market access meant a de facto ackn...

Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction »

Source: Fatal Attraction : A New Measure of Contagion

Volume/Issue: 2003/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tamim Bayoumi , Manmohan Kumar , Giorgio Fazio , and Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451850321

Keywords: Contagion, international capital flows, emerging market crises, correlations, correlation, currency crises, asian crisis, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper proposes a new measure of contagion that is good at anticipating future vulnerabilities. Building on previous work, it uses correlations of equity markets across countries to measure contagion, but in a...