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The Sustainable Debts of Philip II

Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151496
eISBN:
9781400848430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151496.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter addresses the sustainability of debt. A systematic analysis based on the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) methodology to evaluate fiscal sustainability shows that Castile was able to ... More


Taking Stock of Proposals for More Ordered Workouts

Jürgen Kaiser

in Overcoming Developing Country Debt Crises

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578788
eISBN:
9780191723049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578788.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares six proposals of civil society, financial sector, or academic parentage. The five proposals besides the SDRM that are reviewed include: Christoph Paulus's call for an ... More


Reconstructing the Aid Effectiveness Debate

Machiko Nissanke

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter criticizes the current International Development Association (IDA) aid allocation and debt sustainability framework on the grounds of their over-reliance on the country policy and ... More


From the Boom in Capital Inflows to Financial Traps

Roberto Frenkel

in Capital Market Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230587
eISBN:
9780191710896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230587.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the performance of highly indebted countries from the point of view of their links with the international financial market. Although the more analytical parts of the chapter do ... More


The Dynamics of Public Debt in Historical Perspective: The Limitations of Formal Economic Reasoning

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter looks at public-debt dynamics in a long historical perspective. It uses historical analysis to raise questions about reliance on formal debt sustainability analysis, suggesting the value ... More


Debt Sustainability

Xavier Debrun, Jonathan D. Ostry, Tim Willems, and Charles Wyplosz

in Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198850823
eISBN:
9780191885693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850823.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Why can Japan sustain debts above 200 percent of GDP, while Ukraine defaulted on its debt when it was 30 percent of GDP? This chapter investigates what causes a country to default and hence how to ... More


Independent Fiscal Institutions in the Face of Rising Public Indebtedness

Julia I. Bertelsmann

in Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The author presents a number of arguments for the establishment of independent institutions to improve fiscal sustainability and avert debt crises. The main argument is based on recent empirical ... More


Sustainability of Public Debt

Reinhard Neck and Jan-Egbert Sturm (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140980
eISBN:
9780262280495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140980.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In recent decades, governments have built up substantial public debt, which is often accompanied by a growing public sector and fiscal policies that neglect long-term considerations. The contributors ... More


Signaling, Aid, and IMF Financial Arrangements for Low‐Income Countries

Timothy Lane

in Finance, Development, and the IMF

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239863
eISBN:
9780191716805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239863.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on how the IMF interacts with macroeconomic policy formulation in low-income countries (LICs). It addresses four related concerns. Can the IMF remain fully engaged with LICs ... More


Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

George Kopits (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The volume, the first on this topic, is intended to meet widespread and growing interest in a new generation of independent fiscal institutions, established—in the shadow of the recent financial ... More


Debt Management

Thordur Jonasson, Michael G. Papaioannou, and Mike Williams

in Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198850823
eISBN:
9780191885693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850823.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Chapter 4 illustrated the factors that can undermine debt sustainability; this chapter builds on that by exploring the role of debt managers in reducing these risks. The chapter begins with the ... More


Greece 2012 and Cyprus 2013

C. Randall Henning

in Tangled Governance: International Regime Complexity, the Troika, and the Euro Crisis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198801801
eISBN:
9780191840388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801801.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, European Union

Greece posed the greatest challenge among the program countries, while Cyprus, linked to Greece through the banking system and debt restructuring, was the smallest of the country programs. The second ... More


Restructuring a Sovereign Debtor’s Contingent Liabilities

Lee C. Buchheit and Gulati Mitu

in Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674374
eISBN:
9780191752315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674374.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

How should the contingent liabilities of a sovereign be treated in a general restructuring of the debts of that sovereign? This question has played only a minor role in past sovereign debt ... More


Public Debt, National Income, and Growth: A Selective Review

Y.V. Reddy, Narayan Valluri, and Partha Ray

in Financial and Fiscal Policies: Crises and New Realities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199452651
eISBN:
9780199084524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452651.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a literature survey of the economic theories underlying fiscal policy and public debt and its impact on national income and growth. The coverage is particularly focused on the ... More


Central Bank Independence: What Are the Key Issues?

Patrick Njoroge, Désiré Kanga, and Victor Murinde

in 50 Years of Central Banking in Kenya

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198851820
eISBN:
9780191886508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851820.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The chapter covers central bank independence broadly and makes use of rich literature to bring out key issues on central bank independence from the inception of central banking in 1668 to the ... More


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