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Asymmetric business cycles and sovereign default

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  • Gordon, Grey
  • Guerron-Quintana, Pablo A.

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What accounts for asymmetric (negatively skewed) business cycles in emerging economies? We show the asymmetry is tied to default risk and that a sovereign default model delivers negative skew.

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  • Gordon, Grey & Guerron-Quintana, Pablo A., 2017. "Asymmetric business cycles and sovereign default," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 161(C), pages 116-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:161:y:2017:i:c:p:116-119
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.09.005
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    1. Guerron-Quintana, Pablo A., 2020. "“Migration and sovereign default risk” a comment," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 23-27.

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    Keywords

    Skewness; Asymmetry; Business cycles; Default;

    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F44 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Business Cycles

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