The IMF’s preferred creditor status: Questions after the Eurozone crisis

Susan Schadler, 28 April 2014



Throughout the history of IMF lending, the institution has had preferred creditor status – that is, distressed countries borrowing from the IMF are expected to give priority to meeting their obligations to the IMF over those to other creditors.

Topics: Global crisis, Global governance, International finance
Tags: Eurozone crisis, IMF, preferred creditor status

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