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The Simple Analytics of Debt-Equity Swaps

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  • Helpman, Elhanan

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Recent attempts to resolve the international debt crisis have lead some countries to engage in debt-equity swaps. This paper explores conditions under which such transactions are beneficial to the debtor, as well as the creditors. It identifies a market failure that may prevent the emergence of mutually beneficial swaps and analyzes the effects of swaps on the investment level in the debtor country. Copyright 1989 by American Economic Association.

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  • Helpman, Elhanan, 1989. "The Simple Analytics of Debt-Equity Swaps," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(3), pages 440-451, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:79:y:1989:i:3:p:440-51
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