Debt Relief and Adjustment Effort in a Multi Period Model
This paper shows that if the period following the granting of debt relief is taken into account, debt relief increases adjustment effort(investment), irrespective of whether there is an initial debt overhang or not.
|Date of creation:||12 Sep 2005|
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|Publication status:||Published in Economics Letters, 2006, pages 127-130.|
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