External Debt Sustainability Analysis for the Medium Term: A Case Study
AbstractThis paper estimates Pakistan’s’ external debt by using Debt Sustainability Assessment (DSA) methodology developed by IMF and World Bank [IDA and IMF (2004, 2007), IMF (2005) and World Bank (2005)]. The main findings of the paper are that in response to small individual shocks to main components of external debt evolution i.e., real GDP growth, non-interest current account balance to GDP ratio and the ratio of net non-debt creating capital inflows to GDP, country’s external debt to GDP ratio will although increase, but would remain within safe limits. Secondly a very large depreciation of the exchange rate has the potential of causing the debt to GDP ratio to breach the debt threshold level indentified for Pakistan. Finally, a large combined shock to real GDP growth, non-interest current account balance to GDP ratio and the ratio of net non-debt creating capital inflows to GDP can also result in a need of another debt rescheduling for the country.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Camera di Commercio di Genova in its journal Economia Internatzionale / International Economics.
Volume (Year): 62 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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- F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
- H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
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