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The great Latin America debt crisis: a decade of asymmetric adjustment

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posted on 2023-05-23, 07:04 authored by ROBERT DEVLIN, RICARDO FFRENCH-DAVIS

ABSTRACT Latin America has entered a new phase of abundance of capital inflows, bearing some resemblance to the episode of 70’s. In this paper a review is made of the origins of indebtment in the 70’s, of the emergence of the crisis in the early 80’s, and of the management by creditors and debtors during that decade. Some lessons are derived about the working of international financial markets and policy implications.