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The Payment Schedule of Sovereign Debt

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  • Yan Bai
  • Seon Tae Kim
  • Gabriel Mihalache

We document cyclical fluctuations in scheduled payments of newly issued sovereign debt. During recessions, scheduled payments become more back-loaded. Our results provide direct evidence on a key parameter governing the functional form of cash flows in the long-term debt literature.

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Paper provided by Stony Brook University, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 17-09.

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Date of creation: 2017
Handle: RePEc:nys:sunysb:17-09
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  1. Cristina Arellano & Ananth Ramanarayanan, 2012. "Default and the Maturity Structure in Sovereign Bonds," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 120(2), pages 187-232.
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