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What's in a default? Lending to LDCs in the face of default risk

  • Easton, Stephen T.
  • Rockerbie, Duane W.

This paper develops an expected profit maximizing framework for characterizing the default risk associated with international lending during the early and mid-1980's. We identify the risk of default as associated with arrears in payments rather than rescheduling of principal or interest.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

Volume (Year): 58 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 319-332

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Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:58:y:1999:i:2:p:319-332
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