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Pricing IMF liquidity provision: The value of the IMF liquidity commitment

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This paper presents a market-based framework for pricing the International Monetary Fund's commitment to provide liquidity assistance, accounting for the credit risk and the insurance benefit involved in such operations. It is based on the isomorphic correspondence between Fund liquidity and common stock put options. The illustrative numerical examples show that the value of this liquidity guarantee could range between several and three hundreds basis points depending on the borrower's creditworthiness, the volatility of capital flows to the borrowing country, and the amount of funds potentially needed to meet the borrower's external obligations.

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  • Rossi, Marco, 2008. "Pricing IMF liquidity provision: The value of the IMF liquidity commitment," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 70-77, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:9:y:2008:i:1:p:70-77
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    1. Kutan, Ali M. & Murado─člu, Yaz G., 2016. "Financial and real sector returns, IMF-related news, and the Asian crisis," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 16(C), pages 28-37.

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