Debts, Credits and Power in the 1980s. PRIN 2015 Final Conference


  • Date:

    12 JULY
    13 JULY 2021
     from 15:30 to 19:30
  • Event location: Rettorato | Sala del Senato Accademico , Università di Firenze, Piazza San Marco 4, Firenze.

July 12
15.45 - 16.30
Mauro Campus (University of Florence)
Introductory remarks: The setting up of international connections and the debt crisis. For a research agenda
16.45 -18.45

Roundtable Discussion 1: Foreign debts and the international system in the long 20th century
Chair: Duccio Basosi (University of Venice)
Nicolas Barreyre (Sciences-Po Paris)
Carlos Marichal (Colegio de Mexico)
Jerome Roos (London School of Economics)


July 13
11.00 - 13.00
Panel 1. Debtors in multilateral, regional and bilateral settings
Chair: Kim Seung Woo (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna)
The G77 and the Middle East and North Africa at UNCTAD
Francesco Saverio Leopardi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Algeria as a case-study
Benjamin Lemoine (CNRS)
Elena Calandri (University of Padova)
Raphaël Orange-Leroy (CY Cergy Paris Université)


16.00 - 17.30
Panel 2. Creditors as agents
Chair: Laura Sabani (University of Florence)
Duccio Basosi and Benedetto Zaccaria (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Why not default: the US and the IFIs
Ramaa Vasudevan (Colorado State University)
Federico Romero (European University Institute - EUI)
Mattia Ravano (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

17.45 -19.15
Roundtable Discussion 2: Return on Debt and Reforms: Tools for Hegemony?
Chair: Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna)
Pierre Pénet (University of Geneva)
Juan Flores Zendejas (University of Geneva)
Giuliano Garavini (University of Roma Tre)

Concluding Remarks
Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna)