Governance of the Chair in Sovereign Debt

The Chair is attached to the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), led by its Dean Enrico Letta

Chairholder

Stéphane Guibaud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po. A former student from Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm, he obtained a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics. Prior to joining Sciences Po, he was a visiting scholar at Princeton University (2005-2006) and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics (2006-2013). His research in the fields of international economics and finance has been published in top academic outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies.

As the chairholder, Stéphane Guibaud is responsible for the Chair’s academic leadership, with assistance from a doctoral or postdoctoral researcher starting in September 2020.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific committee meets at least once a year. Headed by the chairholder, it brings together some fifteen researchers to define the Chair’s research programme. This committee is composed of Sciences Po faculty and external academics and experts:

  • Régis Bismuth, professor at Sciences Po Law School
  • Lee Buchheit, lawyer, honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh and former partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York
  • George Chouliarakis, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center, Harvard Kennedy School and Former Alternate Minister of Finance of Greece 2015-2019
  • Nicolas Delalande, professor at Sciences Po Centre for History
  • Anna Gelpern, professor of Law at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Thomas Laryea, international law and policy expert in sovereign debt restructuring and Africa-related finance and investment
  • Philippe Martin, professor of Economics at Sciences Po (Department of Economics) and deputy chair of the French Council of Economic Analysis
  • Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, professor in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University, London
  • Ugo Panizza, professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Jérôme Sgard, professor of Political Economy at Sciences Po CERI

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee meets once or twice a year. It brings together the chairholder, the Dean of PSIA and the sponsor’s representatives.

Sponsor

The Chair is funded by one exclusive sponsor: Global Sovereign Advisory, founded by Anne-Laure Kiechel. GSA is an independent firm dedicated to advising States and State-owned entities around the world on strategic matters. GSA promotes a holistic approach to the public sector, addressing economic, financial as well as policy issues.

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