Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default

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Rob Quail
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 449 pages
An intelligent analysis of the dangers, opportunities, and consequences of global sovereign debt

Sovereign debt is growing internationally at a terrifying rate, as nations seek to prop up their collapsing economies. One only needs to look at the sovereign risk pressures faced by Greece, Spain, and Ireland to get an idea of how big this problem has become. Understanding this dilemma is now more important than ever, that's why Robert Kolb has compiled Sovereign Debt. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a better perspective on the essential issues surrounding sovereign debt and default through discussions of national defaults, systemic risk, associated costs, and much more. Historical studies are also included to provide a realistic framework of reference.

  • Contains up-to-date research and analysis on sovereign debt from today's leading practitioners and academics
  • Details the dangers of defaults and their associated systemic risks
  • Explores the past, present, and future of sovereign debt

The repercussions of a national default are all-encompassing as global markets are intricately interwoven in the modern world. Sovereign Debt examines what it will take to overcome the challenges of this market and how you can deal with the uncertainty surrounding it.


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Robert W. Kolb (Chicago, IL) is the Frank W. Considine Chair of Applied Ethics and Professor of Finance at Loyola University, Chicago. Prior, he was the Assistant Dean, Business and Society, and Director, Center for Business and Society, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Department Chairman at University of Miami, and he also taught at Emory University and University of Florida. Professor Kolb is the author of over 20 books on finance, derivatives, and futures, and has authored numerous articles in leading finance journals such as Financial Review, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Financial Engineering, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Portfolio Management, among many others.

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