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Pricing Sovereign Debt in Resource-Rich Economies, Thomas McGregor

Abstract
How do oil price movements affect sovereign spreads in an oil-dependent economy? I develop a stochastic general equilibrium model of an economy exposed to co-moving oil price and output processes, with endogenous sovereign default risk. The model explains a large proportion of business cycle fluctuations in interest-rate spreads in oil-exporting emerging market economies, particularly the countercyclicallity of interest rate spreads and oil prices. Higher risk-aversion, more impatient governments, larger oil shares and a stronger correlation between domestic output and oil price shocks all lead to stronger co-movements between risk premiums and the oil price
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (31 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781513519845

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