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Hope Springs EternalFrench Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt$
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Kim Oosterlinck

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300190915

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300190915.001.0001

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(p.174) Conclusion
Hope Springs Eternal

Kim Oosterlinck

, Anthony Bulger
Yale University Press

The primary aim of this book is to understand something that, at first glance, might seem strange: the robust performance of Russian bonds after their repudiation. (As a reminder, the 5 percent bond of 1906 was trading above 45 percent of par more than two years after it was repudiated and was still valued at around 20 percent of par at the end of 1921.) I have also tried to set a specific but extreme case of repudiation in the broader context of theories about sovereign debt....

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