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Sovereign Debt, Government Myopia, and the Financial Sector

Viral V. Acharya and Raghuram G. Rajan.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Financial Institutions and Services; National Budget, Deficit, and Debt. 14348 words.

What determines the sustainability of sovereign debt? We develop a model where myopic governments seek popularity but can nevertheless commit credibly to service external debt. They do not...

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