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A Gravity Model of Sovereign Lending: Trade, Default and Credit

Andrew K. Rose, Mark M. Spiegel

NBER Working Paper No. 9285
Issued in October 2002
NBER Program(s):   IFM

One reason why countries service their external debts is the fear that default might lead to shrinkage of international trade. If so, then creditors should systematically lend more to countries with which they share closer trade links. We develop a simple theoretical model to capture this intuition, then test and corroborate this idea.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w9285

Published: Andrew K. Rose & Mark M. Spiegel, 2004. "A Gravity Model of Sovereign Lending: Trade, Default, and Credit," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 51(s1), pages 50-63, June. citation courtesy of

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