International Commodity Price Shocks, Democracy, and External Debt

International Commodity Price Shocks, Democracy, and External Debt
We examine the effects that international commodity price shocks have on external debt using panel data for a world sample of 93 countries spanning the period 1970-2007. Our main finding is that positive commodity price shocks lead to a significant reduction in the level of external debt in democracies, but to no significant reduction in the... READ MORE...

Publication date: March 2010
ISBN 9781451963427
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