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Debt sustainability of the Argentine Republic: Problems and prospects

Vol. 26, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2020

Received: 31 August 2020

Received in revised form: 14 September 2020

Accepted: 28 September 2020

Available online: 29 October 2020


JEL Classification: H60, H62, H63, H81

Pages: 2346–2363


Kuznetsov A.V. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation


Morozov S.A. Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation


Subject. The article reveals the relationship between the increasing cost of servicing the current government debt and ensuring the debt sustainability of default economy, on the case of the Argentine Republic.
Objectives. The study aims at conducting a comprehensive analysis of origins and mechanisms for resolving debt crises in the Argentine Republic.
Methods. The study rests on methods of analysis, synthesis and extrapolation, using the database of the IMF, the Ministry of Economy, and the Central Bank of Argentina.
Results. We discuss the approaches of the administration and the Central Bank of Argentina to the implementation of anti-crisis fiscal and monetary policy, reveal the details of Argentina's interaction with the IMF in providing assistance in the financial stabilization of the economy, show the economic consequences of excessive debt burden, present the data on the repayment of Argentina's public debt in the long run. The paper summarizes the distinctive features of the current debt of Argentina restructuring, including the increasing socio-economic and political risks.
Conclusions. The distrust in debt securities and creditworthiness in the Argentine Republic increases the risk of serial default. The lack of the State's ability to provide financial support to the national corporate sector is reflected at the level of poverty, unemployment, and, as a result, it has an impact on the mood of the population, which threatens the intensity of riots that may spread outside the Argentine Republic.

Keywords: public debt, debt sustainability, budget deficit, default


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