Market Discipline

Author/Editor:

Timothy D. Lane

Publication Date:

June 1, 1992

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Summary:

Under what circumstances can market forces prevent unsustainable borrowing? Effective market discipline requires that capital markets be open, that; information on the borrower’s existing liabilities be readily available, that no bailout be anticipated, and that the borrower respond to market signals. This paper explores the implications of these conditions, and reviews some relevant empirical evidence.

Series:

Working Paper No. 92/42

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 40, No. 1, March 1993.

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 1992

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451846157/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0421992

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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