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The Payment Schedule of Sovereign Debt

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  • Yan Bai
  • Seon Tae Kim
  • Gabriel Mihalache

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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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  • Yan Bai & Seon Tae Kim & Gabriel Mihalache, 2017. "The Payment Schedule of Sovereign Debt," Department of Economics Working Papers 17-09, Stony Brook University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:nys:sunysb:17-09
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    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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