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U.S. policy on the problems of international debt


  • Edwin M. Truman

    (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.))


This paper discusses the problems of international debt from the point of the of the evolution of U.S. policy. The first section presents a brief historical review of the international debt problems of the 1980s. The next section examines the situation as of early 1989: progress as well as continuing concerns are discussed. In the final section, some thoughts on the prospects for the debt problems are presented.

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  • Edwin M. Truman, 1989. "U.S. policy on the problems of international debt," International Finance Discussion Papers 357, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), revised 1989.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgif:357

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    1. David B. Gordon & Ross Levine, 1988. "The capital flight \\"problem.\\"," International Finance Discussion Papers 320, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), revised 1988.
    2. Robert B. Kahn & Ross Levine & Steven B. Kamin, 1989. "External debt and developing country growth," International Finance Discussion Papers 352, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), revised 1989.
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    Debts; External; Developing countries;


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