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Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability
			: An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066106.084

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

Restoring a country's debt to a sustainable path after a sovereign debt restructuring is key to ensuring a credible and durable exit from the crisis. In recent years, a number of countries have restructured their s...

The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries

The Debt Sustainability Framework for Low-Income Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Bergljot Barkbu , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Christian Beddies

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067929.084

ISBN: 9781589067929

Keywords: Borrowing, Debt strategy, Debt sustainability analysis, External debt, External financing, Low-income developing countries, Multilateral debt relief initiative, HIPC Initiative, Risk management, debt sustainability

Low-income countries continue to face significant challenges in meeting their vast development needs while maintaining a sustainable debt position, even after many of these countries have benefited from substantial...

Le cadre de viabilité de la dette appliqué aux pays à faible revenu

Le cadre de viabilité de la dette appliqué aux pays à faible revenu »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Christian Beddies , Marie-Helene Le Manchec , and Bergljot Barkbu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2009

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068117.084

ISBN: 9781589068117

Keywords: debt sustainability, public debt, debt service, debt relief, domestic debt, debt-service, current account, debt burden, debt dynamics, debt ratio

Low-income countries continue to face significant challenges in meeting their vast development needs while maintaining a sustainable debt position, even after many of these countries have benefited from substantial...

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances

Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Connel Fullenkamp , Thomas Cosimano , Michael Gapen , Ralph Chami , Peter Montiel , and Adolfo Barajas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067011.084

ISBN: 9781589067011

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Capital inflows, Economic models, Economic growth, Real effective exchange rates, Income, Migration, Labor markets, Workers remittances, remittances

Given the large size of aggregate remittance flows (billions of dollars annually), they should be expected to have significant macroeconomic effects on the economies that receive them. This paper directly addresses...

Appendix I. The Role of the IMF

Appendix I. The Role of the IMF »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

The restructurings generally occurred while IMF arrangements were in place. 49 All eight countries had an IMF arrangement when they restructured th...

Appendix II. Outcomes of Recent Restructurings

Appendix II. Outcomes of Recent Restructurings »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

In September and October 1998, Ukraine restructured treasury bills equivalent to approximately $300 million and held by nonresidents into a two-year zero-coupon Eurobond with an ann...

Appendix III. Debt Decompositions in the Post-Restructuring Phase

Appendix III. Debt Decompositions in the Post-Restructuring Phase »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

This appendix provides an analysis of the comparison between the actual debt dynamics of the countries in their post-restructuring periods with the projections in the IMF staff repo...

Appendix IV Public Debt Ratios and Probabilities of Debt Crises

Appendix IV Public Debt Ratios and Probabilities of Debt Crises »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

We analyze the relationship between the probability of a crisis and the ratio of public debt to GDP using a pooled probit model on an unbalanced sample of 55 low- and middle-income...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

In the extreme circumstances where a restructuring of sovereign debt becomes unavoidable, an overarching objective is to restore the country’s debt to a sustainable path—a situation in which the borrower is...

II. Cross-Country Experience with Recent Sovereign Debt Restructurings

II. Cross-Country Experience with Recent Sovereign Debt Restructurings »

Source: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Debt Sustainability : An Analysis of Recent Cross-Country Experience

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Harald Finger , and Mauro Mecagni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066106

Keywords: public debt, bonds, sovereign debt, debt restructuring, debt sustainability

To provide the context, the initial conditions that led to a restructuring of sovereign debt are examined; then the scope and salient features of the debt restructurings are reviewed; and, finally, the outco...