Public Debt Management Conference – Paris, September 4-5, 2019

The Public Debt Management Network, an initiative fostered by the OECD, the Italian Treasury and The World Bank, has organised the Public Debt Management Conference, to be held on September 4-5, 2019 at the Headquarters of the OECD in Paris, France.

The conference aims at building, sharing and developing knowledge on public debt management. It is among the few events specifically aimed at promoting dialogue among policy makers (debt managers, central bankers, regulators), academics and market practitioners (investors, dealers, market infrastructures’ managers), to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration across organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and to foster the development and dissemination of best practices in public debt management.


The conference aims to explore techniques, analysis and proposals to improve the management of public debt in the context of a shifting macroeconomic, geopolitical, regulatory, and technological environment.

Topics could cover institutional and legal frameworks, financial modelling and application for risk management in public debt management, coordination of public debt management with other public policies, and use of innovative financial technologies and instruments in the issuance or processing of debt transactions.

Specific examples of areas for exploration will include the following (a final Agenda will soon be available):

  • Modeling the risk/cost trade-off in public debt management including:
    • Currency and interest rate risk
    • Use of derivatives
  • Government securities market including:
    • Policies and tools to improve functioning of primary and secondary markets
    • Market infrastructure
    • Pricing mechanisms
    • Investor behavior
  • Sovereign asset-liability management including:
    • Assessment and management of balance sheet risks including the risks from contingent liabilities

Please note that registration is now closed and conference capacity has been reached.