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Ordered Response Models for Sovereign Debt Ratings

  • António Afonso
  • Pedro Gomes
  • Philipp Rother

Using ordered logit and probit plus random effects ordered probit approaches, we study the determinants of sovereign debt ratings. We found that the last procedure is the best for panel data as it takes into account the additional cross-section error.

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Paper provided by ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2006/34.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp342006
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