Occam's Razor Revisited: A Test and Application of the Poisson Distribution to Emerging
- Debt rescheduling in less-developed countries: World or regional crisis? Rahnama-Moghadam, Mashaalah // Journal of Developing Areas;Oct95, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p11
Reports on a study that compared debt rescheduling in less-developed countries (LDC). Reliance of financial ratios to predict LDC debt rescheduling; Comparison of evidences concerning rescheduling for all debtor LDCs with evidence from each region; Implications of the study to creditor nations...
- Debt rescheduling in low-income and middle-income LDCs. Rahnama-Moghadam, Mashaalah; Haber, Lawrence J. // American Business Review;Jun97, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p12
Constructs a predictive model of debt rescheduling in low-income and middle-income Less Developed Countries (LDCs). Factors that can influence the probability that an LDC will reschedule in a given year; Effects of the factors on the probability of rescheduling; Characteristics that lead to...
- Upstairs, downstairs. Sachs, Jeffrey // International Economy;Sep/Oct99, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p30
Focuses on the need to given real debt relief to the highly-indebted poor countries. Debt-relief initiative released in 1996; Time horizon of government planning.
- Options for Dealing with the Debt Problem of Middle-Income Countries. Griffith-Jones, S. // European Journal of Development Research;Dec89, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p97
Discusses options of debt relief among middle-income countries. Criteria for the evaluation of debt management options; Significance of voluntary debt reduction in the elimination of negative net transfers; Effectiveness of the alternative schemes in the context of Latin America.
- Complete debt relief is bad news. // New African;May2001, Issue 396, p16
Details a report commissioned by Drop the Debt promoting complete debt relief for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries. Evidence that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) can afford 100 percent cancellation through a number of options; Opposition of WB and IMF against the idea.
- Progress report on commercial bank debt restructuring. // Finance & Development;Dec95, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p14
Presents a progress report of the International Monetary Fund's Policy Development and Review Department concerning commercial bank debt restructuring and renegotiations. Commercial bank debt- and debt-service reduction operations; Bank menu choices in debt-restructuring packages; Buyback...
- Debt--the next cause celebre? Guest, Iain // Christian Science Monitor;5/27/98, Vol. 90 Issue 126, p20
States that debt relief for third world nations could become the driving factor in international politics in the late 1990s. The quick response of the International Monetary Fund to problems in Asia, compared to its slow responses in Latin America and Africa; How debt affects developmental...
- Killing debt is not a panacea for curing Third World poverty. Pitcher, George // Marketing Week;5/14/1998, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p23
Opinion. Looks at the problems associated with writing off Third World debt. Criticism against the periodical `Christian Aid' for not representing the poorest countries in the world; Identification of countries in the G8 with power to deliver debt relief; What agricultural land in north Sudan...
- Jubillee 2000: Hope for the Poor. // Earth Island Journal;Winter99/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p25
Provides information on the Jubilee 2000, a worldwide debt-relief campaign for the third world countries. Role of debt in a country's poverty; Calls of the campaign.