On April 22, 2015, CIGI’s Global Economy Program co-hosted a workshop with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations to discuss Mexican perspectives on sovereign debt restructuring. Taking place in Mexico City, the workshop featured expert participants from the public and private sectors, as well as think tanks and academia. The purpose of the workshop was to promote dialogue on the timely and important issue of sovereign debt restructuring, and gain insights from a wide range of experts with first-hand knowledge of the country’s historical experience and current engagement with sovereign debt issues. From the discussions that transpired, four key themes emerged: global risks; crisis prevention; crisis management; and the growing role of China. This policy brief reviews and elaborates on these key themes.
Domenico Lombardi is director of the Global Economy Program and a member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He also serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.