Cross-border financial flows can have dramatic effects on the recipients of the money--for good or for ill. This is particularly true in countries whose economies and capital markets are underdeveloped. Moreover, ethical questions about who should receive cross-border financing, in what amounts, for what purposes, and on what conditions have long engaged the attention of international financial institutions such as World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the regional development banks. Here, Buchheit analyzes a difficult area where law and ethics have not yet found a happy coexistence--the problem of odious debts.
Lee C. Buchheit,
Law, Ethics, and International Finance,
70 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol70/iss3/2