Bond Yields in Emerging Economies : It Matters What State You Are In

Author/Editor:

Laura Jaramillo ; Anke Weber

Publication Date:

August 1, 2012

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

While many studies have looked into the determinants of yields on externally issued sovereign bonds of emerging economies, analysis of domestically issued bonds has hitherto been limited, despite their growing relevance. This paper finds that the extent to which fiscal variables affect domestic bond yields in emerging economies depends on the level of global risk aversion. During tranquil times in global markets, fiscal variables do not seem to be a significant determinant of domestic bond yields in emerging economies. However, when market participants are on edge, they pay greater attention to country-specific fiscal fundamentals, revealing greater alertness about default risk.

Series:

Working Paper No. 12/198

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

August 1, 2012

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475505481/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2012198

Format:

Paper

Pages:

25

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