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Sovereign Debt Restructurings: Prospects and Challenges in Argentina

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Rm. 722
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Join GIC and LeBow College of Business at Drexel University for the third annual Sovereign Debt Restructurings conference, focusing this year on Argentina’s prospects and challenges in their restructuring process.

Argentina has experienced many economic crises and defaults throughout its history. Currently it is also facing several economic and political adversities. The conference will shed some light on concurrent developments, explore future prospects, and draw lessons from other sovereign debt restructurings.


8:30 a.m. | Registration

9:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks

Vibhas Madan, Ph.D., Interim Dean, LeBow College of Business at Drexel University

9:10 a.m. | Session 1: Old Constellations and New Crossroads
Overview and current developments

Chair: Mark Sobel, U.S. Chair, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Ed Bartholomew, Lecturer in finance at George Washington University, School of Business
Edgardo Demaestri, Senior Financial Markets Consultant
Robert Kahn, Director of Global Strategy, Eurasia Group

10:20 a.m. | Session 2: Is Argentina Sui Generis?
Market, legal, and credit rating agencies perspectives

Rafael Molina, Managing Partner, Newstate Partners

Elena Duggar, Chair of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board
Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics
Hans Humes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Greylock Capital

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. | Break

11:45 a.m. | Session 3: What Have We Learned?
Empirical views on sovereign debt restructurings

Tamon Asonuma, Economist in the Strategy Policy and Review Department, IMF
Maria Olivero, Associate Professor – Economics, LeBow College of Business

Satyajit Chatterjee, Senior Economic Advisor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Juan Passadore, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Toan Phan, Senior Economist in the Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

1:00 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

George Tsetsekos, Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus, LeBow College of Business
Michael G. Papaioannou, TA Expert-Advisor, IMF and Visiting Scholar and Professor, LeBow College of Business

1:15 p.m. | Adjournment


Who should attend?


  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Business Community


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