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How to Evaluate Gdp-Linked Warrants; Price and Repayment Capacity

  • Ken Miyajima

Following a brief review of the recent history of GDP-linked instruments, this paper proposes a set of tools to examine the quantitative properties of GDP-linked warrants. It argues that trigger conditions should be clearly identifiable and payment amounts easily calculable. Based on a design that includes these features and historical data for the main EMBI countries, the paper provides an assessment of the issuer's capacity to service GDP-linked warrants, comparing payments with tax revenues stemming from contemporaneous growth. The price of the GDP-linked warrants are then estimated from the point of view of both domestic and foreign investors.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/85.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/85
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