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Public debt around the world: a new data set of central government debt

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  • Dany Jaimovich
  • Ugo Panizza

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Commonly used data sets on the level of public debt provide incomplete country and period coverage. This article presents a new data set that includes complete series of central government debt for 89 countries over the period 1991 to 2005 and for 7 other countries for the period 1993 to 2005.

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  • Dany Jaimovich & Ugo Panizza, 2010. "Public debt around the world: a new data set of central government debt," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(1), pages 19-24, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:1:p:19-24
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850701719785
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