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Renegotiation Policies in Sovereign Defaults

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  • Cristina Arellano
  • Yan Bai

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This paper studies an optimal renegotiation protocol designed by a benevolent planner when two countries renegotiate with the same lender. The solution calls for recoveries that induce each country to default or repay, trading off the deadweight costs and the redistribution benefits of default independently of the other country. This outcome contrasts with a decentralized bargaining solution where default in one country increases the likelihood of default in the second country because recoveries are lower when both countries renegotiate. The paper suggests that policies geared at designing renegotiation processes that treat countries in isolation can prevent contagion of debt crises.

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  • Cristina Arellano & Yan Bai, 2014. "Renegotiation Policies in Sovereign Defaults," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 94-100, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:104:y:2014:i:5:p:94-100
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.5.94
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    1. Pablo D'Erasmo & Enrique G. Mendoza, 2016. "Distributional Incentives In An Equilibrium Model Of Domestic Sovereign Default," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 14(1), pages 7-44, February.
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    1. Aloisio Araujo & Marcia Leon & Rafael Santos, 2017. "Bargained haircuts and debt policy implications," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 64(4), pages 635-656, December.
    2. Victor Leão Borges de Almeida & Carlos Esquivel & Juan Pablo Nicolini & Timothy Kehoe, 2018. "Did the 1980s in Latin America Need to Be a Lost Decade?," 2018 Meeting Papers 829, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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    JEL classification:

    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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