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Rare Disasters, Financial Development, and Sovereign Debt

Sergio Rebelo, Neng Wang, Jinqiang Yang

NBER Working Paper No. 25031
Issued in September 2018, Revised in May 2019
NBER Program(s):The Asset Pricing Program, The Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program, The International Finance and Macroeconomics Program

We propose a model of sovereign debt where countries vary in their level of financial development, defined as the extent to which countries can hedge rare disasters in international capital markets. We show that low levels of financial development generate the “debt intolerance” phenomenon that plagues emerging markets: it reduces debt capacity, increases credit spreads, and limits the ability to smooth consumption.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w25031

 
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