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The cyclicality of international public sector borrowing in developing countries: Does the lender matter?

Arturo Galindo () and Ugo Panizza

World Development, 2018, vol. 112, issue C, 119-135

Abstract: The paper shows that international government borrowing from multilateral development banks is countercyclical while international government borrowing from private sector lenders is procyclical. The countercyclicality of multilateral development bank (MDB) lending is mostly driven by the behavior of the World Bank (borrowing from regional development banks tends to be acyclical). The paper also shows that MDB lending to Latin America and East Asia is more countercyclical than MDB lending to other regions. Private sector lending is instead procyclical in all developing regions. While the cyclicality of MDB lending does not depend on domestic or international conditions, private lending becomes particularly procyclical in periods of limited global capital flows. By focusing on both borrower and lender heterogeneity, the paper shows that the cyclical properties of international government debt are mostly driven by credit supply shocks. Demand factors appear to be less important drivers of procyclical international government borrowing. The focus on supply and demand factors is different from the traditional push and pull classification, as push and pull factors could affect both the demand and the supply of international government debt.

Keywords: International government debt; Capital flows; Fiscal policy; International financial institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E62 F34 F32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.08.007

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