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

Benedetto Zaccaria's picture
July 12, 2021 to July 13, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Business History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Middle East History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Contemporary History

Debts, Credits and Power in the 1980s

PRIN 2015 Final Conference


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) Speakers:

Pierre Pénet (University of Geneva)

Juan Flores Zendejas (University of Geneva)

Giuliano Garavini (University of Roma Tre)



Concluding Remarks

Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna)


This conference has received funding from the Italian ministry of University and Research under the PRIN Program (grant agreement no. 2015TZ92TF)

It will be possible to participate to the workshop also online on zoom platform, for registration, links and passwords please contact: florencedebtconference@gmail.com


Mauro Campus (University of Florence)

Duccio Basosi (Ca’ Foscari University Venice)

Massimiliano Trentin (University of Bologna)

Benedetto Zaccaria (Ca’ Foscari University Venice)

Francesco Saverio Leopardi (Ca’ Foscari University Venice)