Growth in a Time of Debt (AER 2010)

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Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords
Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff Growth in a Time of Debt AER 2010 2 573 - 578 E23, E31, H63, O11, O47

Article information

Program code Data Readme Method(s) & estimation Data type Data used Origin of data used Software used (Version)
0 - not available online 0 - not available online 0 - not available online correlation Macro, Panel GDP, inflation rates, domestic and external public debts, International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook, OECD, World Bank, Global Development Finance, some data available at but not the exact one used for the published study, those can be found at Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA Excel

Replication of this study

Authors Title Journal Year Edition Pages JEL Codes Keywords Replication type Replication result [refer to replication type 1 and 2] Raw data Call into question Authors statement
Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash, Robert Pollin Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff CambJE 2014 2 257-79 E60, E62, E65 Public debt, Austerity 3 - reproduction (new methods) 1 - successful 3 - final dataset can be exactly replicated from raw data 2 - partly 1 - rejected results
Matthew Berg, Brian Hartley Debt to GDP Ratios and Growth: Country Heterogeneity and Reverse Causation, the Case of Japan (Ultra Wonky) NEP 2013 1 2 - wide sense (new data) 1 - successful 0 - not available at all 1 - yes 1 - rejected results
Andrea Pescatori, Damiano Sandri, John Simon Debt and Growth: Is There a Magic Threshold? IMF 2014 H63, O40 Economic models, Economic growth, Public debt, Sovereign debt, Growth, Gdp growth, Debt thresholds, Debt ratio, Growth rate 4 - (new methods & data) 2 - different results 2 - partly
Balázs Égert The 90% Public Debt Threshold - The Rise and Fall of a Stylised Fact AE 2015 34-35 3756-70 E6, F3, F4, N4 Nonlinearity, Public debt, Economic growth, Threshold effects
Yannis Dafermos The ‘other half’ of the public debt–economic growth relationship: a note on Reinhart and Rogoff European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention 2015 1 20–28 Public debt, Economic growth


DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.2.573 IDEAS: a/aea/aecrev/v100y2010i2p573-78.html EconPapers: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:100:y:2010:i:2:p:573-78

Erratum: Errata: “Growth in A Time of Debt”, Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, May 5, 2013

Reply to Herndon, Ash & Pollin in popular press: Debt, Growth and the Austerity Debate and Reinhart and Rogoff: Responding to Our Critics, both by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, The New York Times, April 25, 2013

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