IMF resources may influence EM creditworthiness – paper

IMF headquarters in Washington, DC

The amount of resources available for lending by the International Monetary Fund may affect the perceived creditworthiness of emerging market (EM) countries, says a working paper issued by the Bank of Italy.

In The IMF safety net and emerging markets' sovereign spreads, Claudia Maurini attempts to assess the effectiveness of the IMF as a component of the global financial safety net (GFSN).

She does this by running a panel regression on a sample of the spreads on debt instruments issued by EM

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