Data on Chinese lending and debt:

China debt stock dataset:

Data on sovereign defaults and restructurings:


Monthly sovereign default dataset:
from "Sovereign Debt Restructurings: Preemptive or Post-Default" (with Tamon Asonuma), JEEA, 2016

  • 2020 update of monthly default and restructuring dataset, now including start and end dates of 196 sovereign default spells / debt restructurings with foreign banks/bondholders 1970-2020, last updated September 15, 2020
  • Can be easily merged with Cruces/Trebesch haircut dataset below (see Excel column "Case nr in Cruces/Trebesch database")
  • The Readme summarizes the coding, definitions (start and end dates, preemptive vs. post-default) as well as the differences to existing default datasets.

Haircut dataset: from "Sovereign Defaults: The Price of Haircuts" (with Juan Cruces), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2013

  • 2014 update of haircut dataset, now including 187 sovereign debt restructurings with foreign banks/bondholders 1970-2013, last updated August 7, 2014.
  •  See Appendix for further details, and for data sources on each restructuring case.

Litigation dataset (lawsuits in sovereign defaults):
from "Sovereign Defaults in Court" (with Julian Schumacher and Henrik Enderlein), R&R JIE

Paris Club deals: Data from "Sovereign Debt Restructurings 1950–2010: Literature Survey, Data, and Stylized Facts" (with U. Das and M. Papaioannou)