Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): International Monetary Fund
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 November 2010
Keywords: Historical Debt, Gross Debt, Debt-to-GDP, Debt Database, government debt, debt data, debt ratios, debt ratio, National Budget, Deficit
This paper describes the compilation of the first truly comprehensive database on gross government debt-to-GDP ratios, covering nearly the entire IMF membership (174 countries) and spanning an exceptionally long ti...