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The Sovereign Debt Puzzle

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to contribute to debates on the power of finance and the consequences of contemporary patterns in international crisis management ... More


From Great Depression to Financial Repression

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter considers the mass defaults of the Great Depression. The economic shock played a decisive role in depleting foreign-exchange reserves and circumscribing the debtors' ability to pay. ... More


Three Enforcement Mechanisms

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The structural power of finance in sovereign debt crises is a product of the financial sector's position as the principal creator of credit-money within the capitalist economy, and it revolves around ... More


Why Do Countries Repay Their Debts?

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The striking puzzle at the heart of international lending has long been known as the “enforcement problem” of cross-border debt contracts: clearly there is some kind of cross-border enforcement at ... More


A Critical Political Economy Approach

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

In economics literature, competing explanations of debtor compliance have one thing in common, that is, they have so far largely sidestepped overtly social and political questions such as, who ... More


The Exception That Proves the Rule

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

On December 23, 2001, Argentina declared a unilateral suspension of payments on $82 billion in public debt, triggering the largest sovereign default in history. This chapter demonstrates how the ... More


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