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Public Debt around the World: A New Dataset of Central Government Debt

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  • Jaimovich, Dany
  • Panizza, Ugo

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Commonly used datasets on the level of public debt provide incomplete country and period coverage. This paper presents a new dataset that includes complete series of central government debt for 89 countries over the 1991-2005 period and for seven other countries for the 1993-2005 period. The data set can be found at: http://www.iadb.org/res/pub_desc.cfm?pub_id=DBA-005

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  • Jaimovich, Dany & Panizza, Ugo, 2011. "Public Debt around the World: A New Dataset of Central Government Debt," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1580, Inter-American Development Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:1580
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