Pricing Sovereign Debt in Resource-Rich Economies

Author/Editor:

Thomas McGregor

Publication Date:

November 8, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

How do oil price movements affect sovereign spreads in an oil-dependent economy? I develop a stochastic general equilibrium model of an economy exposed to co-moving oil price and output processes, with endogenous sovereign default risk. The model explains a large proportion of business cycle fluctuations in interest-rate spreads in oil-exporting emerging market economies, particularly the countercyclicallity of interest rate spreads and oil prices. Higher risk-aversion, more impatient governments, larger oil shares and a stronger correlation between domestic output and oil price shocks all lead to stronger co-movements between risk premiums and the oil price.

Series:

Working Paper No. 19/240

English

Publication Date:

November 8, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513516431/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2019240

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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