The Debt Burden:
How to Create a Sustainable Debt Management Framework. (Webinar)
March 29, 2021
The world is currently facing an unprecedented level of sovereign debt and debt is continuing to accrue during the pandemic. The state of sovereign borrowing was critical prior to the pandemic, with several countries facing limited fiscal space and increasing levels of debt, but the situation has deteriorated, tipping some economies over the edge. This seminar presents, the preliminary conclusions of a paper on good practices in sovereign borrowing. The main topics covered include:
- The status and causes of the debt accumulation problem.
- The importance of debt management as a preventative measure.
- Initiatives implemented to address the causes and consequences of the debt problem.
- How the lack of transparency has hindered accurate debt sustainability assessments and investment analyses.
- Policy lessons critical to successful debt management.
And the presentation of an academic research paper: «The Debt Burden: How to Create a Better Debt Management Framework”
Legal Aspects of International Borrowing. (Research)
March 22-26, 2021
Good Practices in Sovereign Debt Borrowing. (Webinar)
February 22, 2021
The pandemic and the resulting collapse in economic activity significantly increased the risk of debt distress in many countries, especially the poorest ones. A number of initiatives, notably the G20 debt relief for the world’s poorest countries, were unveiled to avert instances where servicing existing debt would compound and constrain those countries’ response to the crisis. As many countries debt positions and long-term sustainability were being extensively scrutinized – and debt premia increased as a result – the importance of assessing the real need to incur new debts and to improve transparency in sovereign borrowing also increased. Recent debt scandals confirm that debts were some debts have been incurred wrongly or for inappropriate purposes.
Legal Training Program. (Virtual)
October 19-22, 2020
DDebtCon: Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference. (Virtual)
September 7-18, 2020
Recognizing the need for creative, research-based solutions, a group of leading academic and policy institutions from around the world co-hosted the virtual Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference—D-DebtCon—in nine countries, spanning five continents, from September 7th through September 18th, 2020. Each day featured academic and policy panels across various locations including: South Africa, Italy, Argentina, Switzerland, Singapore, the United States, Barbados, the United Kingdom, and China.
Collective Action Clauses:
Argentina, Ecuador, and Their Future. (Webinar)
September 1, 2020
Sovereign Debt Restructuring: From the Brady Plan to Ecuador. (Webinar)
July 30, 2020
Virtual conversation with renowned debt restructuring expert Lee Buchheit and former chief economist for Latin American and the Caribbean of at the World Bank Augusto de la Torre on the evolution of sovereign debt restructurings, with a focus on Ecuador.
How to Manage the Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis?. (Webinar)
June 10, 2020
Should Private Sector Debt Relief be Part of the Exit Strategy?. (Webinar)
May 19, 2020
In this «Rebuilding Macroeconomics» webinar on May 19, Rosa María Lastra and Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal along with Alexander Douglas, Katharina Pistor and Franklin Allen look ahead to when the economy stabilizes, and firms and households have higher debt burdens.
Born Out of Necessity: A Debt Standstill for COVID-19. (Webinar)
May 7, 2020
Development & Debt In Lower-Income Economies. (Webinar)
February 10, 2020
Anna Gelpern (Professor of Georgetown Law) moderated a conversation with Kristalina Georgieva (Managing Director of the IMF) and David Malpass (President of the World Bank) on the debt situation in lower-income economies.
Sovereign Debt Forum Launch.
November 13, 2019
Global Waves of Debt: Causes and Consequences (Book Launch)
December 19, 2019
Featuring a conversation with David Malpass (Former President of the World Bank) and Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard University) as well as a panel discussion including Anna Gelpern (Georgetown Law).