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4th Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference

7-8 September 2020, Florence (Italy)
European University Institute, Villa Salviati

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  Sovereign debt is an enduring policy challenge. Governance failures and fragmentation still plague debt and crisis management. New data gaps emerge at every turn. We hope to continue the DebtCon project and organise regularly these conferences for as long as these problems persist.
Professor Anna Gelpern, Georgetown University

DebtCon is back!

The first three editions of DebtCon have established it as a unique venue for presenting economic, legal and social sciences research on sovereign debt-related issues and for discussing policy implications.

The European University Institute will be hosting the 4th edition of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference, on 7-8 September 2020 in Florence, Italy.

The objective of DebtCon4 is to discuss state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on sovereign debt and related policy issues, and to foster interaction among academics, senior policymakers, supervisors, industry representatives and other practitioners. The conference will include both high-level roundtables, where practice, policy and research will meet, and parallel sessions, where research papers will be presented. Emerging scholars will have the opportunity to present their work in an emerging-scholars side-event.

In this unique international and interdisciplinary conference, the conference organisers strongly encourage and welcome solid and original contributions from economists, finance experts, historians, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists and anthropologists working in theoretical and empirical areas related to sovereign debt.

We look forward to welcoming you at DebtCon4 in Florence on 7-8 September 2020!