Martin Guzman

Martin Guzman is a CIGI senior fellow. He contributes to research on sovereign debt restructuring, specifically investigating the sovereign debt crises in Argentina and Greece. 

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Martin Guzman is a CIGI senior fellow. He is contributing to CIGI’s ongoing research on sovereign debt restructuring, focusing specifically on the sovereign debt crises in Argentina and Greece.

Along with his CIGI appointment, Martin is a research associate at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is a member of the Institute for New Economic Thinking Research Group on Macroeconomic Instabilities and Inefficiencies, and a co-chair of Columbia University’s Initiative for Public Dialogue Taskforce on Debt Restructuring and Sovereign Bankruptcy. He is also associate professor at the University of Buenos Aires.

Martin holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Brown University (Rhode Island), as well as a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, in Argentina. He has conducted extensive research on macroeconomics and debt crises, and has been published in several edited books and journals, including Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises, Debt Crises — How to Prevent Them, How to Manage Them, How to Ensure there is Life after Debt and Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics: Lessons from The Crisis and Beyond.

Martin is a respected voice on sovereign debt crises. He has presented to researchers and practitioners around the world. In 2015, he delivered presentations to groups at Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations in New York, among many others.

At CIGI, Martin’s research on Argentina’s 2001 default and restructuring, as well as his investigation on frameworks for improving sovereign debt restructuring outcome, will inform CIGI’s ongoing investigation of, and policy recommendations for, sovereign debt restructuring mechanisms.

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