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U.S. Commercial Banks and the Developing Country Debt Crisis

Jeffrey Sachs, Harry Huizinga

NBER Working Paper No. 2455
Issued in December 1987
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The major theme of this paper is that the commercial banks have weathered the debt crisis, while many debtor countries remain in economic paralysis or worse. There is a growing consensus that much of the LDC debt will not be fully serviced in the future, and that consensus is reflected in at least two ways: in the discounts observed in the secondary market prices for LDC debt, and in the discounts in the stock market pricing of banks with exposure in the LDCs.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2455

Published: Sachs, Jeffrey and Harry Huizinga. "U.S. Commercial Banks and the Developing-Country Debt Crisis." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1987:2, pp. 555-606.

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