Why do emerging economies borrow short term?

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Journal of the European Economic Association, 11 (S1), 2013, 67-100
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/769
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dc.contributor.author Broner, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Lorenzoni, Guido
dc.contributor.author Schmukler, Sergio L.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2003-08-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the European Economic Association, 11 (S1), 2013, 67-100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/769
dc.description.abstract We argue that one reason why emerging economies borrow short term is that it is cheaper than borrowing long term. This is especially the case during crises, as in these episodes the relative cost of long-term borrowing increases. We construct a unique database of sovereign bond prices, returns, and issuances at di¤erent maturities for 11 emerging economies from 1990 to 2009 and present a set of new stylized facts. On average, these countries pay a higher risk premium on long-term than on short-term bonds. During crises, the di¤erence between the two risk premia increases and issuance shifts towards shorter maturities. To illustrate our argument, we present a simple model in which the maturity structure is the outcome of a risk sharing problem between an emerging economy subject to rollover crises and risk averse international investors.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 838
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dc.title Why do emerging economies borrow short term?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:14:13Z
dc.subject.keyword Macroeconomics and International Economics
dc.subject.keyword emerging markets; debt crises; investor risk aversion; maturity structure; risk premium; term premium
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