Financial instability and the international debt problem


McKenzie, George and Thomas, Stephen (1991) Financial instability and the international debt problem, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 224pp. (Southampton Series in International Economics).

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The authors argue clearly and convincingly in this book that the debt crisis which has plagued the world economy for the past ten years is due to the inherent fragility of financial markets. Governments, financial institutions and borrowers, including developing countries, have simply expected too much from these markets. In a world of volatile interest rates, exchange rates and uncertain government policy, it is virtually impossible for financial institutions to effectively distinguish fundamental shifts in economic activity from random shocks.

Contents

Acknowledgements - The Fundamentals - Objective Risk Assessment - A Behavioural Approach to Financial Institution Behaviour - International Debt: the Anatomy of a Financial Crisis, 1973-1983 - The Maturing Crisis, 1983-1987 - The Market's Response: Debt Swaps - The Regulator's Response: the BIS Capital Adequacy Proposals - Notes - Bibliography - Appendices - Index

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0333464192 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 36772
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:23
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/36772

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