Hyungseok Joo

Dr Hyungseok Joo

Lecturer in Economics
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Academic and research departments

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Economics.



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My publications


Asonuma Tamon, Joo Hyungseok (2020) Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Delays in Renegotiation and Risk Averse Creditors, Journal of the European Economic Association Oxford University Press
Foreign creditors? business cycles influence both the process and the outcome of sovereign debt
restructurings. We compile two datasets on creditor committees and chairs and on creditor business
and financial cycles at the restructurings, and find that when creditors experience high GDP growth,
restructurings are delayed and settled with smaller haircuts. To rationalize these stylized facts, we
develop a theoretical model of sovereign debt with multi-round renegotiations between a risk averse
sovereign debtor and a risk averse creditor. The quantitative analysis of the model shows that high
creditor income results in both longer delays in renegotiations and smaller haircuts. Our theoretical
predictions are supported by data. (JEL: F34, F41, H63)

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