Centre for Finance and Development
15 October 2021

Call for papers: 5th Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon5) - Deadline 15 December 2021

Ugo Panizza, Centre for Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Deadline - 15 December 2021

Call for papers to the 5th Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt
Research and Management Conference (DebtCon5)
25-27 May 2022 in Florence, Italy
European University Institute | Villa Salviati

DebtCon is back!

The first three editions of DebtCon, jointly organised with the Centre for Finance and Development, 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.

In this unique international and interdisciplinary conference, we welcome paper submissions from economists, finance and legal scholars, historians, political scientists, political economists, sociologists and anthropologists working in theoretical and empirical areas related to sovereign debt as well as from practitioners. Contributions from emerging scholars and junior policymakers are highly encouraged. DebtCon5 does not reimburse speaker travel expenses; however, selected scholars who are unable to travel to DebtCon5 for lack of funding may contact the organizers to help identify potential sources of financial support.

DebtCon5 Topics

We encourage original contributions, preferably fitting in the following five DebtCon5 topics:

1. The COVID-19 Shock and its Unparalleled Consequences

2. Climate Debt: the Risks from Climate Change to Sovereign Debt

3. Rethinking Fiscal Rules and Sustainability

4. Reconciling Diverse Lending Frameworks

5. The History of Sovereign Debt: Relearning from the 80s

We also warmly welcome original academic or policy-relevant contributions from different fields on other sovereign debt topics, including the design and pricing of sovereign debt contracts, the link between debt transparency and debt vulnerabilities, debt-forgiveness and its potential impact on human rights, civil society and political conflicts, and also historical, sociological or anthropological perspectives on the law and economics of sovereign bond markets. See more details in the attached pdf (below).

Application procedure

To submit a contribution, please send a full paper by 15 December 2021. All proposals will be acknowledged automatically right away (do check your spam filter). Each contribution should also indicate preference for being included in a policy-academic roundtable or for being presented as a research paper.

The decision of including contributions for presentation at the conference will be taken by the DebtCon5 Organizing Committee and communicated to the contributing authors by 28 February 2022. Final contributions will be due by 1 April 2022. More information about the application procedure can be found on the EUI website.

Selected contributions will be eligible for short-video recordings organised by the Florence School of Banking and Finance.

We look forward to seeing you in Florence on 25-27 May 2022!

The DebtCon5 Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order)
• Maria Ana Barata (European University Institute)
• Thorsten Beck (European University Institute)
• Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge)
• Anna Gelpern (Georgetown University Law)
Ugo Panizza (The Graduate Institute of Geneva)
• George Papaconstantinou (European University Institute)
• Jean Pisani-Ferry (European University Institute and Sciences Po Paris)
• Pierre Schlosser (European University Institute)

Download pdf (below)

DebtCon5_Call for Papers_Deadline 15 December 2021