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Argentina's default and the lack of dire consequences

Baer, W, Margot, D and Montes-Rojas, G. (2010). Argentina's default and the lack of dire consequences (Report No. 10/09). London, UK: Department of Economics, City University London.

Abstract

We analyze the 2001 Argentine default on its foreign debt and its consequences in terms of the existing literature on sovereign debt default. It is our purpose to evaluate this experience and to see to what extent the Argentine case requires a re-thinking on the nature and consequences of defaults. We show that the Argentine case contradicts many of their standard predictions, in particular its posterior lack of access to international credit, restriction to international trade and negative economic growth. Moreover, it corroborates the historical fact that many defaulters “get away with it.”

Publication Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: © 2010 the authors.
Publisher Keywords: sovereign debt, default, Argentina
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics > Discussion Paper Series
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1478
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