Debt Games: Strategic Interaction in International Debt by Vinod K. Aggarwal

By Vinod K. Aggarwal

This ebook explains the numerous edition that has emerged through the years and throughout situations in foreign debt rescheduling in the past 100 and seventy years. in line with a singular situational conception of bargaining, Professor Aggarwal's research offers a style to infer actors' payoffs in several bargaining events to boost "debt games," that are then used to foretell negotiating results. This built-in political-economic method of research bargaining episodes is going past easy fiscal versions or simply descriptive reports. In doing so, it contributes to overseas political and financial conception, online game thought, and old learn on debt negotiations.

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By Vinod K. Aggarwal

This ebook explains the numerous edition that has emerged through the years and throughout situations in foreign debt rescheduling in the past 100 and seventy years. in line with a singular situational conception of bargaining, Professor Aggarwal's research offers a style to infer actors' payoffs in several bargaining events to boost "debt games," that are then used to foretell negotiating results. This built-in political-economic method of research bargaining episodes is going past easy fiscal versions or simply descriptive reports. In doing so, it contributes to overseas political and financial conception, online game thought, and old learn on debt negotiations.

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18 Argument overall security, economics, and international financial systems. Taken together, these interconnected or nested systems can be used to structurally characterize epochs of debt rescheduling. Moreover, in contrast to Kenneth Waltz's view that the only dimension on which the international system has changed over the last 200 years is the overall distribution of capabilities,12 I also consider variation in the other two dimensions of system structure that he identifies. Thus, I focus on changes in the types of units in various systems.

Britain served as creditor for both nations and the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders handled loan renegotiations. Despite these parallels, both countries ended the epoch with markedly different rescheduling experiences. In 1886, Nicaragua borrowed £285,000 at 6% interest in order to finance the development of its railways. In 1904, the government sought foreign capital again, this time borrowing from the United States. The loan was for $1 million, also at 6% interest, repayable in five years.

37 Jenks (1927/1973), p. 84. 38 The Bank of England responded to its own problem of decreasing reserves (which had fallen from about $55 million in 1834 to under $7 million two years later)39 by raising the discount rate from 4 to 5%. In August 1836 it stopped accepting American paper. S. S. economy quickly went from bad to worse. The cotton price collapse precipitated the downfall of Southern banks that had financed the crops. These banks then suspended specie payments, causing a run on cash from March through May 1837.

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