Sovereign Risk: A Macro-Financial Perspective
31 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2012
Date Written: October 2, 2012
We examine some of the macro-financial dimensions of sovereign risk and propose a conceptual framework that captures risks other than just the default risk. Morphed under a multi-dimensional notion of sovereign risk, we argue that the existing empirical methodologies to measure sovereign risk cover only partial aspects of sovereign risk and fail to capture its macro-financial dimensions. We highlight a menu of tools that could be used to tackle the broader notion of sovereign risk, and suggest that authorities should actively use them to manage the macro financial dimensions of sovereign risk and before those risks feed into the real economy.
Keywords: sovereign risk, default risk, macro-financial dimensions
JEL Classification: F30, F34, E43
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