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Debt, recovery rates and the Greek dilemma

Goodhart, C. A. E., Peiris, M. U. and Tsomocos, D. P. (2016) Debt, recovery rates and the Greek dilemma. Saïd Business School WP 2016-15. Social Science Electronic, Rochester, NY, USA.

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Most discussions of the Greek debt overhang have focussed on the implications for Greece. We show that when additional funds released to the debtor (Greece), via debt restructuring, are used efficiently in pursuit of a practicable business plan, then both debtor and creditor can benefit. We examine a dynamic two country model calibrated to Greek and German economies and support two-steady states, one with endogenous default and one without, depending on creditors expectations. In the default steady state, debt forgiveness lowers the volatility of both German and Greek consumption whereas demanding higher recovery rates has the opposite effect.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2016 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc
Divisions: Financial Markets Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:39

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