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

  • Dany Jaimovich
  • Ugo Panizza

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:

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 6710.

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Date of creation: Mar 2006
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:6710
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  1. Anastasia Guscina & Olivier Jeanne, 2006. "Government Debt in Emerging Market Countries: A New Data Set," IMF Working Papers 06/98, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Dany Jaimovich & Ugo Panizza & Camil F.S. Campos, 2006. "The Unexplained Part of Public Debt," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 6705, Inter-American Development Bank.
  3. Martner Fanta, Ricardo & Tromben, Varinia, 2004. "Public debt sustainability," Revista CEPAL, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), December.
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