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What happens after EM currency crises?

Emerging economies whose currencies have fallen by 15% or more against the dollar in a single day – as the Argentine peso did yesterday – have fallen into recession in more than 80% of cases in the last 30 years. Sovereign debt defaults occurred after roughly half of these currency collapses and Argentina is unlikely to be an exception.  

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