Other people's money : debt denomination and financial instability in emerging market economies /

Annotation Recent crises in emerging markets have been heavily driven by balance-sheet or net-worth effects. Episodes in countries as far-flung as Indonesia and Argentina have shown that exchange rate adjustments that would normally help to restore balance can be destabilizing, even catastrophic, fo...

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Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (vii, 296 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Capital movements -- Developing countries.
Debts, External -- Developing countries.
Finance -- Developing countries.
Monetary policy -- Developing countries.
Mouvements de capitaux -- Pays en voie de développement.
Dettes extérieures -- Pays en voie de développement.
Finances -- Pays en voie de développement.
Politique monétaire -- Pays en voie de développement.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Finance.
Capital movements.
Debts, External.
Finance.
Monetary policy.
Kapitaalverkeer.
Developing countries.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11222156
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Other authors / contributors:Eichengreen, Barry J.
Hausmann, Ricardo.
ISBN:9780226194578
0226194574
0226194558
9780226194554
Digital file characteristics:text file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Annotation Recent crises in emerging markets have been heavily driven by balance-sheet or net-worth effects. Episodes in countries as far-flung as Indonesia and Argentina have shown that exchange rate adjustments that would normally help to restore balance can be destabilizing, even catastrophic, for countries whose debts are denominated in foreign currencies. Many economists instinctually assume that developing countries allow their foreign debts to be denominated in dollars, yen, or euros because they simply don't know better. Presenting evidence that even emerging markets with strong policies and institutions experience this problem, Other People's Moneyrecognizes that the situation must be attributed to more than ignorance. Instead, the contributors suggest that the problem is linked to the operation of international financial markets, which prevent countries from borrowing in their own currencies. A comprehensive analysis of the sources of this problem and its consequences, Other People's Moneytakes the study one step further, proposing a solution that would involve having the World Bank and regional development banks themselves borrow and lend in emerging market currencies.
Other form:Print version: Other people's money. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005