The first Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon) was launched at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) in January 2016. Its mission is to engage scholars and practitioners across geographic, disciplinary, and institutional boundaries to help solve pressing sovereign debt problems. DebtCon brings cutting-edge research to bear on policy and market practice, and helps make research more impactful with exposure to real-world policy and market experience.

In 2025, DebtCon will return in person as DebtCon10 at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Past DebtCon Events


Recognizing the need for creative, research-based solutions, a group of leading academic and policy institutions from around the world co-hosted a virtual Distributed Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference—D-DebtCon—in nine countries, spanning five continents, from September 7th through September 18th, 2020. Watch the full event here.

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Past DebtCon programs in Washington and Geneva may be found here.