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Bond Markets in Latin America: On the Verge of a Big Bang?

Eduardo Borensztein, Kevin Cowan, Barry Eichengreen, and Ugo Panizza


Developing local bond markets is high on the policy agenda of Latin America. Bond markets are an essential component of a well-functioning financial market. Facilitating the efforts of public and private borrowers to issue domestic-currency-denominated, long-term, fixed-rate bonds insulates them from the rollover and balance sheet risks that have been central elements in past financial crises. In addition, a robust bond market is a way for nonfinancial firms to retain their capacity to borrow when the banking system grows reluctant to lend. Latin American bond markets are growing, and may even ... More

Keywords: bond markets, policy agenda, Latin America, financial market, private borrowers, fixed-rate bonds, rollover, balance sheet risks, financial crises, nonfinancial firms

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026321
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eduardo Borensztein, editor

Kevin Cowan, editor

Barry Eichengreen, editor

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