Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon)

Sovereign debt is at the centre of the policy debate in both advanced and emerging economies, and academic research in sovereign debt has flourished in recent years. However, knowledge is often built and disseminated within disciplinary academic silos. Scholars in anthropology, economics, finance, history, law, political science, and sociology approach the same urgent policy problems with different questions and methods. Law, market, and policy practitioners have yet more different perspectives on sovereign debt. This interdisciplinary conference joins the conversation across disciplinary and institutional lines. Bringing all these perspectives together is not easy but the effort is worthwhile because more relevant, institutionally-grounded scholarship will lead to policies informed by cutting-edge research, and ultimately - we must hope - fewer crises and less human suffering.