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Does SDDS Subscription Reduce Borrowing Costs for Emerging Market Economies?

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  • John Cady

    (International Monetary Fund)

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Does macroeconomic data transparency-as signaled by subscription to the IMF's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)-help reduce borrowing costs in international capital markets? This question is examined using data on new issues of sovereign foreign-currency-denominated (U.S. dollar, yen, and euro) bonds for several emerging market economies. Panel econometric estimates indicate that spreads on new bond issues declined on average by close to 20 percent, or by an average of about 55 basis points for sample countries, following SDDS subscription. Copyright 2005, International Monetary Fund

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  • John Cady, 2005. "Does SDDS Subscription Reduce Borrowing Costs for Emerging Market Economies?," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 52(3), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:52:y:2005:i:3:p:6
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    1. Yuko Hashimoto & Konstantin M. Wacker, 2012. "The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows: New Evidence from the SDDS," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 124, Courant Research Centre PEG.
    2. Ramzi Mallat & Duc Khuong Nguyen, 2008. "Does Macroeconomic Transparency Help Governments Be Solvent?: Evidence From Recent Data," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Risk Management And Value Valuation and Asset Pricing, chapter 25, pages 615-631 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. Yuko Hashimoto & K. M. Wacker, 2016. "The role of information for international capital flows: new evidence from the SDDS," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 152(3), pages 529-557, August.
    4. International Monetary Fund, 2012. "Eastern Caribbean Currency Union; Selected Issues," IMF Staff Country Reports 12/130, International Monetary Fund.
    5. John Cady & Anthony J. Pellechio, 2006. "Sovereign Borrowing Cost and the IMF’s Data Standards Initiatives," IMF Working Papers 06/78, International Monetary Fund.
    6. Edwin M. Truman & Anna Wong, 2006. "The Case for an International Reserve Diversification Standard," Working Paper Series WP06-2, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
    7. Jesus R Gonzalez-Garcia & John Cady, 2006. "The IMF’s Reserves Template and Nominal Exchange Rate Volatility," IMF Working Papers 06/274, International Monetary Fund.

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    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems

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