Sovereign Debt Distress, Restructurings and Market Access: The Cases of Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus: Keynote Address

VIDEO March 5, 2019

Speaker / Author

Paul Jensen

Dean, R. John Chapel, Jr. Dean’s Chair, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

Dr. Jensen is the dean of the LeBow College of Business and associate professor of economics. His primary research areas are international trade and applied microeconomics. Dr. Jensen has served at LeBow for 20 years and has held several roles in administration and leadership within Drexel University. He previously served as associate dean for LeBow’s graduate and undergraduate programs and office for experiential learning, director of LeBow’s PhD program and interim director for the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. Prior to his appointment to LeBow’s economics faculty in 1997, Dr. Jensen began his career as an engineer at General ... Read More

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More

Michael G. Papaioannou, Ph.D.

TA Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund and Senior Visiting Scholar and Professor, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

Dr. Michael G. Papaioannou serves as a TA Expert Advisor at the International Monetary Fund and is a Visiting Scholar and Professor at the LeBow College of Business, School of Economics, Drexel University. He was a Deputy Division Chief at the Debt and Capital Markets Instruments, Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund until July 2017. While at the IMF, he served as a Special Adviser to the Governing Board of the Bank of Greece and led numerous IMF missions on developing economic and financial policies for emerging market and developed economies, designing and implementing sovereign asset ... Read More

Kristian Orsini

Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Delegation to the United States of America

Kristian (Kris) Orsini is Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. His primary areas of responsibility include US economic and economic policy developments, transatlantic economic relations and relations between the EU and Multilateral Financial Institutions, mainly the IMF. Prior to joining the Delegation, Orsini worked in the European Commission Directorate General for Economic and Financial affairs (DG ECFIN), in the Directorate for fiscal and macroeconomic surveillance of Member States. Amongst other things, he has been involved in monitoring the macroeconomic conditionalities of the Spanish programme for the recapitalisation of financial institutions ... Read More