Re-Accessing International Capital Markets After Financial Crises : Some Empirical Evidence

Author/Editor:

Luisa Zanforlin

Publication Date:

June 1, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper analyzes the factors that contribute to the re-access of countries that emerge from a severe financial crisis to the international capital markets. It conjectures that these factors depend on a sovereign's commitment and ability to repay its foreign debt, signaled by sound macroeconomic policies, and the global liquidity environment. Using panel data for 49 countries over a 24-year period, the analysis uses a simple probit approach to show that, indeed, a sustainable debt profile and a sound external position, accompanied by a favorable global liquidity environment, are key factors in affecting the likelihood a sovereign reaccesses international capital markets.

Series:

Working Paper No. 07/136

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 1, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451867008/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2007136

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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