Managing Public Debt: Index-Linked Bonds in Theory and Practice

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Nine papers from an October 1995 international conference in Rome offer theoretical and empirical analysis of the advantages of issuing index-linked bonds, potential problems that may arise, and how governments should deal with them. They look at the experience of such countries as the UK, Sweden, and Italy, and lessons that might be gleaned by the US government as it begins issuing index-linked bonds. They also consider such issues as inflation-protected retirement plans, tax smoothing, reducing the cost of government debt, real interest rates and inflation, and differences and analogies between index-linked and foreign-currency bonds. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858984919
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
1 Index-linked government securities: the UK experience and perspective 1
2 Index-linked bonds: the Swedish experience 18
3 Inflation-protected retirement plans 33
4 Tax smoothing with price-index-linked bonds: a case study of Italy and the United Kingdom 50
5 Reducing the cost of government debt: the role of index-linked bonds 93
6 Index-linked bonds from an academic, market and policy-making standpoint 117
7 Real interest rates and inflation: an ex-ante empirical analysis 148
8 Who's afraid of index-linked bonds? 173
9 Differences and analogies between index-linked and foreign-currency bonds: a theoretical and empirical analysis 195
Index 217
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