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Author Melou, Maximilien Kaffo.

Title An application of the "fan-chart approach" to debt sustainability in post-HIPC low-income countries / Maximilien Kaffo Melou, Mariusz Sumlinski, and Chris Geiregat
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (25 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/14/102
IMF working paper ; WP/14/102
Summary We analyse the debt dynamics in countries that benefited from the HIPC/MDRI debt relief initiatives with a view to applying a probabilistic approach to estimating future debt paths for those countries. We extend the probabilistic approach to public debt sustainability analysis (DSA) proposed by Celasun et al. (2006). This required addressing the twin challenges of a the time period that is too short to conduct country-by-country estimations and the presence, suggested by econometric evidence, of a break?point around 2006 in the dynamics of debt accumulation. To overcome the data limitations,
Notes "Finance Department"--Page 2 of pdf
"June 2014"--Page 2 of pdf
"We analyse the debt dynamics in countries that benefited from the HIPC/MDRI debt relief initiatives with a view to applying a probabilistic approach to estimating future debt paths for those countries. We extend the probabilistic approach to public debt sustainability analysis (DSA) proposed by Celasun et al. (2006). This required addressing the twin challenges of a the time period that is too short to conduct country-by-country estimations and the presence, suggested by econometric evidence, of a break-point around 2006 in the dynamics of debt accumulation. To overcome the data limitations, we pool the data and estimate a panel VAR, thus taking advantage of the large cross-section. To account for the break-point, while applying a probabilistic approach to forecasting debt paths, we use the post-break-point information so as not to bias the forecasts of debt paths. As an illustration of the approach we apply the methodology to eight countries with different debt profiles"--Abstract
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from pdf title page (IMF.org Web site, viewed June 23, 2014)
Subject Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
Debt relief -- Developing countries.
Debt -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Geiregat, Chris R. A.
Sumlinski, Mariusz A.
International Monetary Fund. Finance Department.
ISBN 1498310028
9781498310024