The Seniority Structure of Sovereign Debt
NBER Working Paper No. 25793
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We thank Anna Gelpern and Aitor Erce as well as participants of the Annual Meetings of the Society for Economic Dynamics in Warsaw and Mexico City, the Conference on “Sovereign Debt, Sustainability, and Lending Institutions” at the University of Cambridge, the “Paris Forum 2016” of the Paris Club, and the DebtCon2 conference in Geneva for helpful comments. We also received useful feedback during presentations at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the University of Munich, Kiel University, and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Christoph Trebesch thanks Lina Tolvaisaite for outstanding research assistance in the years 2007-2010 to gather Paris Club data and compute haircuts on official debt and for generously sharing the dataset from Tolvaisaite (2010). We thank Philipp Nickol for proofreading. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.