How Reliable Are Sovereign Debt Ratings?

PRESENTATION March 1, 2012

Speaker / Author

Norbert Gaillard, Ph.D.

Economist and Independent Consultant

Norbert Gaillard is an economist and independent consultant. His PhD dissertation, completed in 2008 and supervised by Professor Marc Flandreau, dealt with sovereign ratings methodologies. Norbert Gaillard was a Fulbright Fellow at Princeton University. He has served as consultant to the IFC, the World Bank, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (France), the State of Sonora (Mexico), the OECD, and the European Parliament. He is currently visiting professor at the Graduate Institute (Geneva). He has written several research articles on sovereign debt and credit rating agencies. He has published two books: Les Agences de Notation (La Découverte, Paris, 2010) and ... Read More