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A Decade of Debt by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Published By: Policy Analyses in International Economics, vol. 95. Washington, D.C.: Peterson Institute for International Economics
ISBN: 978-0-88132-622-2
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Menzie D. Chinn of University of Wisconsin
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.2.513.r8
Review Pages: 525-27

Book Review Abstract

Menzie D. Chinn of University of Wisconsin reviews "A Decade of Debt" by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the recent simultaneous peacetime buildup of large public debt positions in most of the world's advanced high-income countries and considers policy strategies that countries can undertake to prevent negative debt outcomes. Discusses a decade of debt and presents a chartbook of country histories of debt, default, and financial crises. Reinhart is Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Rogoff is a member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics Advisory Committee and Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Index.


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Menzie D. Chinn of University of Wisconsin


JEL Classifications

F34: International Lending and Debt Problems
G01: Financial Crises
G21: Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages; Foreclosures
H63: Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
O16: Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance


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