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Government & Debt

Since the Great Recession began in 2008, the role of the government has grown. This has led to many debates about the impact of government on financial and economic markets and how the government’s role has changed over time.

The Government and Debt Database includes some of the most extensive histories GFD provides. Data on UK Revenues begins in 1168 and data on UK Government Debt starts in 1691. Government Budget and Debt data for the US goes back to 1792, including data in the 1830s when the United States actually paid off its debt! With extensive histories such as these, subscribers can analyze the relationship between the government, debt, GDP, financial markets, and other economic variables.

The Government and Debt Database provides extensive history on debt at the macro level broken down into domestic and external debt, government debt, and the debt of the economy as a whole. What happens when government debt exceeds GDP? What happens when external debt gets too large? How much deleveraging must occur? Study past cases by combining this information with the other databases to carry out detailed analysis of the past and present.

Our government and debt data includes topics on the following categories:

  • Debt - Domestic
  • Debt - External
  • Debt – Government
  • Debt – Total
  • Government and Debt
  • Government Budget