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Bond Markets in Latin AmericaOn the Verge of a Big Bang?$
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Eduardo Borensztein, Kevin Cowan, Barry Eichengreen, and Ugo Panizza

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026321

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026321.001.0001

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Building Bond Markets in Latin America

Building Bond Markets in Latin America

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Building Bond Markets in Latin America
Source:
Bond Markets in Latin America
Author(s):

Eduardo Borensztein

Kevin Cowan

Barry Eichengreen

Ugo Panizza

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026321.003.0001

This chapter first sets out the book’s three main objectives: (i) To document the characteristics of Latin American bond markets and evaluate their “underdevelopment” in absolute terms and relative to other forms of financing; (ii) to identify the factors behind the recent growth (or lack thereof) in these bond markets; and (iii) to discuss whether policies aimed at promoting the growth of Latin American bond markets will have a positive effect on the region’s economic performance. It then discusses the state of Latin American bond markets; government bond markets; private bond markets; and private and sovereign debt market interactions.

Keywords:   bond markets, financing, government bonds, private bonds, sovereign debt

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