What Drives Sovereign Debt Maturity in European Countries?
Panoeconomicus, vol. 65, núm. 2, págs. 137-161. I.S.S.N.: 1452-595X, 2018
Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Date Written: 2018
The aim of this paper is to study the determinants of sovereign debt maturity for 23 European countries during the period between 1995 and 2013. For this purpose, we use quantile regressions with robust standard errors clustered by countries to consider the impact of the determinants in the entire distribution. The results indicate a positive relation between the level of debt of the country and sovereign debt maturity, particularly for countries with the lowest debt maturity. We also find evidence of a negative relationship between sovereign risk and debt maturity for the lowest and intermediate values of the debt maturity.
Keywords: Sovereign debt maturity, Quantile regressions, Debt, Sovereign risk
JEL Classification: G12, G15, H63
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