Sovereign Debtors in Distress: Are Our Institutions Up to the Challenge?

In Europe and the United States, political and economic breakdowns have become untenable.

Existing political and economic systems protect and favor creditors over borrowers and leave us with systemic debt imbalances of the kind we now face in Greece and the EU, where well-intentioned policymakers are being held hostage by financial architecture. Solutions to these urgent problems are essential if society is to move forward or simply avoid collapse. New economic thinking is needed.

In this context, INET is pleased to co-host the “Sovereign Debtors in Distress: Are Our Institutions Up to the Challenge?” conference with the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) this weekend, February 24-26, at Waterloo, Ontario in Canada. The conference brings together experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders from around the world to engage in new economic thinking and to discuss the global political and economic problems we currently face and whether our current legal and institutional frameworks are up to the task.

Attendance to the event is by invitation only, but you can tune in to CIGI live-blogging the conference.