Crony Capitalism and Sovereign Default

@article{Vaugirard2005CronyCA,
  title={Crony Capitalism and Sovereign Default},
  author={Victor E. Vaugirard},
  journal={Open Economies Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={77-99}
}
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