CfP Deadline Date:
December 15, 2021
May 25-27, 2022
Lee Buchheit (University of Edinburgh Law School)
Sovereign Debt Forum, European University Institute, University of Cambridge, Georgetown University Law, The Graduate Institute of Geneva and European University Institute and Sciences Po Paris
The European University Institute will be hosting the 5th edition of the Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt
Research and Management Conference, on 25-27 May 2022 in Florence (Italy). In addition to DebtCon5,
three side events will be held online – further information will be announced in due time, so stay tuned!
The objective of DebtCon5 is to discuss state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on sovereign debt and
related policy issues, and to foster interaction among academics, senior policymakers and 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.
We encourage original contributions, preferably fitting in the following five DebtCon5 topics:
- The COVID-19 Shock and its Unparalleled Consequences
- Climate Debt: the Risks from Climate Change to Sovereign Debt
- Rethinking Fiscal Rules and Sustainability
- Reconciling Diverse Lending Frameworks
- 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.
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 at
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 in May 2022!