Impact of Security Treats on Country Debt Defaults


by : 
Ben S.


This paper examines whether countries that face greater international security threats are less likely to default on their sovereign debt.This research will provide clarity on how possible and actual conflict affects financial policy. Two datasets—one mapping sovereign debt defaults for the past 200 years and one that records all instances of any form of military disputes for the same time frame—will be used as the data for this project

Personal Statement

I have always been interested in current events and public policy. This research project helps me build data analysis and research design skills while deep diving into a topic that I find interesting.