What is it about?
Contract enforcement plays an important role in international lending. We examine the hypotheses that better contract enforcement increases the level and lengthens the maturity of international debt. The empirical evidence supports these hypotheses.
Why is it important?
The importance of this paper lies in linking contract enforcement to exposure to financial crises through reduced international debt maturity. This is a major contribution of the paper.
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