Debt-Related Vulnerabilities and Financial Crises

Author/Editor:

Brad Setser ; Ioannis Halikias ; Alexander Pitt ; Christoph B. Rosenberg ; Brett E. House ; Jens Nystedt ; Christian Keller

Publication Date:

October 24, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The analysis of currency and maturity mismatches in sectoral balance sheets has increasingly become a regular element in the IMF’s tool kit for surveillance in emerging market countries. This paper describes this so-called balance sheet approach and shows how it can be applied to detect vulnerabilities and shape policy advice. It also provides a broad-brushed overview of how balance sheet vulnerabilities have evolved over the past decade and cites a number of case studies.

Series:

Occasional Paper No. 240

Frequency:

Annually

English

Publication Date:

October 24, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064256/0251-6365

Stock No:

S240EA

Price:

$25.00 (Academic Rate:$22.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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