Standardized Sovereign Debt Statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean
Giuliano, Fernando; Sandleris, Guido
Public Debt levels and composition differ as well among LAC countries. Using data up to the end of 2008 this report will present these cross-country differences and will also highlight the similarities and general trends for the region as a whole. We use as input the information provided by the public debt offices of the region in response to a questionnaire specially created for this purpose. The questionnaire intended to compile up-to-date standardized public debt statistics to conduct crosscountry comparisons over clear, objective and homogeneous definitions of public debt.