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Risks to Lenders and Borrowers in International Capital Markets

In: International Capital Flows

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  • Benjamin Hermalin
  • Andrew K. Rose
  • Peter M. Garber
  • Andrew Crockett
  • David W. Mullins, Jr

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This paper provides a framework for understanding the risks to borrowers and lenders in capital markets. We begin with a description of a capital markets in a domestic context. This allows us to focus on two key imperfections which lie at the heart of all financial systems: imperfect information, and the difficulty of making credible commitments for repayment. In the international context, these problems tend to be exacerbated. There are also two sources of risk in international borrowing that are absent in a purely domestic context: the risk that sovereign borrowers will default, and the risk of macroeconomic instability that stems from the impact of net capital flows on the monetary system.
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  • Benjamin Hermalin & Andrew K. Rose & Peter M. Garber & Andrew Crockett & David W. Mullins, Jr, 1999. "Risks to Lenders and Borrowers in International Capital Markets," NBER Chapters,in: International Capital Flows, pages 363-420 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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