Interenterprise Arrears in Post-Communist Economies

Author/Editor:

Jacek Rostowski

Publication Date:

April 1, 1994

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Summary:

The reasons for the growth of interenterprise debt are analyzed. It is suggested that it results mainly from the appearance of normal trade credit in a liberalized economy, and when a monetary squeeze is part of a stabilization attempt that is not credible. In the latter case, the result can be a sharp fall in output. Non-market and market solutions to this problem are analyzed, and the advantages of the latter over the former are stressed.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/43

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451975109/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0431994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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