The Political Economy of International Debt: What, Who, How Much, and Why?
This original work combines technical analysis of the North-South, Third World debt crisis with a description of the political frameworks used to ... Show synopsis This original work combines technical analysis of the North-South, Third World debt crisis with a description of the political frameworks used to analyze this issue. . . . Business professionals who want a deeper understanding of the debt question, as well as scholars of international banking and economic development, can use this book as a roadmap toward understanding the assumptions behind debt analysis, as well as a way to frame more clearly the issues associated with efforts to resolve this lingering international economic problem. "International Executive" In this book, Dr. Bouchet, a leading economist and banker who has more than ten years' direct experience in the international lending process, cuts through the confusion that surrounds the subject. His clear and original analysis delineates the debt situation in terms of the behavior of the major participants, their conflicting motivations, and the external pressures and theoretical frameworks that determine their roles and actions. A wealth of previously unpublished data and the author's constructive synthesis of these disparate elements will enable professionals, scholars, and students to develop more realistic approaches to this intractable problem.