Sovereign Debt Restructurings 1950-2010 : Literature Survey, Data, and Stylized Facts

This paper provides a comprehensive survey of pertinent issues on sovereign debt restructurings, based on a newly constructed database. This is the first complete dataset of sovereign restructuring cases, covering the six decades from 1950-2010; it includes 186 debt exchanges with foreign banks and...

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Main Author: Trebesch, Christoph
Other Authors: Das, Udaibir S., Papaioannou, Michael G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 2012, 2012
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Summary:This paper provides a comprehensive survey of pertinent issues on sovereign debt restructurings, based on a newly constructed database. This is the first complete dataset of sovereign restructuring cases, covering the six decades from 1950-2010; it includes 186 debt exchanges with foreign banks and bondholders, and 447 bilateral debt agreements with the Paris Club. We present new stylized facts on the outcome and process of debt restructurings, including on the size of haircuts, creditor participation, and legal aspects. In addition, the paper summarizes the relevant empirical literature, analyzes recent restructuring episodes, and discusses ongoing debates on crisis resolution mechanisms, credit default swaps, and the role of collective action clauses
Physical Description:128 p.
ISBN:1475505531
9781475505535