Sovereign Debt in the Americas: New Data and Stylized Facts

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Kevin Cowan

Adolfo Ibanez University

Eduardo Levy Levy-Yeyati

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business

Ugo Panizza

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) - Department of Economics; CEPR

Federico Sturzenegger

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

The paper presents a new database on sovereign debt in the Americas, describing the sources used and briefly discussing several methodological issues. The paper also highlights major trends in level and composition of public debt in the Americas, discussing debt dollarization in detail.

Suggested Citation

Cowan, Kevin and Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo Levy and Panizza, Ugo and Sturzenegger, Federico, Sovereign Debt in the Americas: New Data and Stylized Facts (October 2006). IDB Working Paper No. 481, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1820054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1820054

Kevin Cowan

Adolfo Ibanez University ( email )

Santiago
Chile

Eduardo Levy Levy-Yeyati

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella - School of Business ( email )

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Argentina

Ugo Panizza

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) - Department of Economics ( email )

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CEPR ( email )

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Federico Sturzenegger

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella ( email )

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Argentina

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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