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A Note on Causality between Debt and Sovereign Credit Ratings using Panel Tests

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  • Greenidge, Kevin
  • Drakes, Lisa
  • Craigwell, Roland

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This paper uses linear and nonlinear panel causality tests to empirically explore the direction of causality between external debt stocks and credit ratings for a group of developing countries over the period 1998 to 2008. The results indicate that for the vast majority of the countries in the panel, a bi-directional causal relationship between external debt and sovereign ratings is evident.

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  • Greenidge, Kevin & Drakes, Lisa & Craigwell, Roland, 2011. "A Note on Causality between Debt and Sovereign Credit Ratings using Panel Tests," MPRA Paper 40931, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:40931
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    Keywords

    External public debt; sovereign ratings; panel data causality;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt

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