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The Resolution of Debt Crises: The Policy and Research Agenda, New York City 2011

February 11, 2011

Columbia University   New York, New York, United States

“Do We Need a Sovereign Insolvency Mechanism?: A Discussion on Policy and Research Agenda”, was a one day seminar organized by UNCTAD and IPD, held February 11, 2011 at Columbia University in New York City.

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During the past year, the question of how cases of sovereign insolvency should be handled has garnered increasing attention in academic and research forums, international policy arenas and financial markets. In both the most recent UN General Assembly resolution on external debt sustainability and development, and in the Outcome document of the 2009 UN Conference on the Global Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, member states expressed their interest in exploring enhanced approaches to restructuring sovereign debt as well as the need for and feasibility of a more structured framework for international cooperation in this area. The seminar presented an occasion to bring together prominent experts in the areas of both economics and law to discuss various aspects of research and policy agenda related to an insolvency mechanism.

  • Supachai Panitchpakdi
    Speaker
    Secretary General
    UNCTAD
  • José Antonio Ocampo
    Speaker
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Amar Bhattacharya
    Moderator
    Director
    G24 Secretariat
  • Patrick Bolton
    Speaker
    Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business
    Columbia University Business School
  • Fridrik Mar Baldursson
    Speaker
    Professor and Dean
    Business School
    Reykjavik University
  • John Williamson
    Moderator
    Senior Fellow
    Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Lorenzo Bini Smaghi
    Speaker
    Member of the Executive Board
    European Central Bank
  • Anne Krueger
    Speaker
    First Deputy Managing Director
    International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Jeromin Zettelmeyer
    Speaker
    Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Research
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Andrew Powell
    Moderator
    Lead Research Economist
    Research Dept
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Nouriel Roubini
    Speaker
    Associate Professor of Economics and International Business
    New York University
  • Otaviano Canuto
    Speaker
    Vice President
    Inter-American Development Bank
  • Yuefen Li
    Speaker
    Head of the Debt and Development Finance Branch
    UNCTAD
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram
    Speaker
    Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development
    United Nations
  • Guillermo Calvo
    Speaker
    Professor of Economics
    Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Ricardo Hausmann
    Speaker
    Director, Center for International Development
    Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Lee Buchheit
    Speaker
    Partner
    Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
  • Dominique Desruelle
    Speaker
    Assistant Director
    Strategy, Policy, and Review Department
    IMF
Debt Restructuring: Lessons from Latin America

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Andrew Powell

Restructuring a Nation's Debt

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