This paper aims at analyzing the role played by the default risk on Treasury bonds in a monetary union. We focus on the interactions between the risk-adjusted interest rate and several main macroeconomic variables like income, public debt and government spending. By considering theoretical arguments and a supporting simulation, we show that a rational expectations equilibrium might exist, in which a positive price for risk and bond interest rates are jointly determined.
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