This Time is Different Chartbook: Country Histories on Debt, Default, and Financial Crises

128 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2010 Last revised: 19 Sep 2010

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Carmen M. Reinhart

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: March 2010

Abstract

This Chartbook provides a pictorial history, on a country-by-country basis, of public debt and economic crises of various forms. It is a timeline of a country's creditworthiness and financial turmoil. The analysis, narrative, and illustrations in Reinhart and Rogoff (2009), This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, were primarily organized around themes (serial default, inflation, etc.), although detailed tables in the book chronicled country-specific information on the dating, frequency, incidence, etc. of specific crises episodes by country. The Chartbook compliments the thematic analysis with individual country histories, and provides the grounds for a systematic analysis of the temporal patterns of debt cycles, banking and sovereign debt crises, hyperinflation, and, for the post World War II period, the reliance on IMF programs.

Suggested Citation

Reinhart, Carmen M., This Time is Different Chartbook: Country Histories on Debt, Default, and Financial Crises (March 2010). NBER Working Paper No. w15815. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1569233

Carmen M. Reinhart (Contact Author)

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