Essays on Public Debt in Historical Perspective: The Colombian Experience

Avella-Gomez, Mauricio (1994) Essays on Public Debt in Historical Perspective: The Colombian Experience. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Two main questions are addressed in this work. First, the evolution of public debt ideas over the last six decades. We argue that public debt is an area of academic work in which new developments and controversies have been highly influenced by changes in the economic context. Second, the public debt experience of a developing economy, Colombia. We show how the access of the country to external financing has largely depended on activity in international capital markets, and how a long-term relationship between the country and her creditors has been forged through historical sequences of loans, defaults, and renegotiations. Regarding the internal public debt, we argue that it has played the role of shock absorber, and the formalization and empirical scrutiny of this idea is central to the econometric sections.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Andrew Stevenson
Keywords: Political science, Economics, Latin American studies
Date of Award: 1994
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1994-74719
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:00
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:00

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