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Bond Yields in Emerging Economies: It Matters What State You Are In

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  • Laura Jaramillo
  • Miss Anke Weber

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While many studies have looked into the determinants of yields on externally issued sovereign bonds of emerging economies, analysis of domestically issued bonds has hitherto been limited, despite their growing relevance. This paper finds that the extent to which fiscal variables affect domestic bond yields in emerging economies depends on the level of global risk aversion. During tranquil times in global markets, fiscal variables do not seem to be a significant determinant of domestic bond yields in emerging economies. However, when market participants are on edge, they pay greater attention to country-specific fiscal fundamentals, revealing greater alertness about default risk.

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  • Laura Jaramillo & Miss Anke Weber, 2012. "Bond Yields in Emerging Economies: It Matters What State You Are In," IMF Working Papers 2012/198, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:2012/198
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    Keywords

    WP; bond yield; emerging market; Bond Markets; Emerging Market Economies; Fiscal Deficit; Public Debt; domestic bond yields; growth rate; growth expectation; fund assets; estimation result; growth projection; long-term bond yields; Bond yields; Government debt management; Emerging and frontier financial markets; Securities markets; Global;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance

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