CALL FOR PAPERS - Public Debt Management Conference 2022 - Deadline 29 October 2021

The Public Debt Management Network, an initiative fostered by the OECD, the Italian Treasury and the World Bank, is pleased to announce the call for papers for the second Public Debt Management Conference which is tentatively scheduled for May 2022.

This conference aims to explore techniques, analyses and proposals to improve the management of public debt, and will bring together debt managers, academics, and a wider set of practitioners to exchange ideas and experiences.

The topics for the conference are:

Assessing debt sustainability in the post-COVID environment

- including i) Implications of the use of fiscal and monetary policy mix for debt sustainability assessments; ii) Debt composition and liability operations; and iii) Role of new securities and contract design (e.g. state contingent debt, perpetual bonds and collective action clauses).

Demand for government securities in the long term

- including the role of i) Investor base behaviour; ii) Impact-linked instruments; and ii) Credit rating assessments.

Debt management (re)actions during crisis times

- such as the introduction of new issuance techniques and instruments, targeting specific investor segments, and the use of cash buffers.

Proposals addressing these or other topics relevant to public debt management are welcome.

Deadline to submit proposals: October 29, 2021.

Email your proposal (in the form of an abstract with preliminary findings and a supporting outline, or working paper) and a short curriculum vitae to:

PublicDebtConference@worldbank.org

Enquiries about the conference may be directed to:

Fatos Koc fatos.koc@oecd.org

Fabio Vittorini fabio.vittorini@mef.gov.it

Daniela Santacroce daniela.santacroce@mef.gov.it

Sebastien Boitreaud sboitreaud@worldbank.org

Lars Jessen ljessen@worldbank.org

Visit the Public Debt Management Network website for more information

http://www.publicdebtnet.org