Money makes the world go around.

Sovereign Debt Management in a Changed World: Economics, Politics & Finance (Reunions Panel)

Date & Time May 21 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mark Aguiar
Linda Goldberg *88
Layna Mosley
Mark Plant *82
Audience Restricted to Princeton University

Join us for a Princeton faculty-alumni panel discussion on managing sovereign debt in the post-pandemic context. Open to all Princeton Reunions attendees. Hosted by the JRCPPF Alumni Forum.

Registration required


Mark Aguiar

Mark Aguiar is the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance and Director of the International Economics Section, at Princeton University. As a macroeconomist, he studies emerging market business cycles, sovereign debt, the political economy of capital taxation, growth, and linkages between labor, consumption, and inequality. His recent work on sovereign debt concerns self-fulfilling debt crises and equilibrium maturity choice. He has served as editor for the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Dynamics, and AEJ: Macroeconomics. Prior to pursuing an academic career he was a Foreign Service Officer. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a B.A. in history and Chinese from Brown University.

Linda Goldberg Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of NY


Linda Goldberg *88 is a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Linda's main areas of expertise are global banking, international capital flows, and the international roles of currencies. Linda is the co-chair of the International Banking Research Network, Bank for International Settlements Technical Advisor, CEPR Distinguished Fellow, and an NBER Research Associate. Linda is co-editor of the International Journal of Central Banking and on editorial boards of the Journal of Financial Intermediation and Journal of Financial Services Research. She also is on board of the Central Banking Economic Research Association, advisory board of the Academic Female Finance Committee of the American Finance Association, and is the Vice President of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Linda previously engaged with the World Economic Forum, including as chair and vice chair of the Council on Global Economic Imbalances. Linda has a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Queens College CUNY, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude.

Layna Mosley

Layna Mosley is a professor of politics and international affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Politics. Her research and teaching focus on the politics of the global economy, as well as international relations more broadly.  One strand of her work examines the effect of multinational production and global supply chains on workers’ rights in developing countries, as well as the ways in which U.S. trade policies might affect workers’ rights abroad. Another strand studies the politics of sovereign debt, how professional investors evaluate and react to political institutions and government policy choices, how low- and middle-income governments manage their relationships with creditors. She leads the Global Research in International Political Economy (GRIPE) webinar series and, from July 2022, will serve as co-editor-in-chief of International Organization. She holds a B.A. in international relations from Rollins College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.

Mark Plant, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

Mark Plant *82 is co-director of development finance, a senior policy fellow, and chief operating officer of the European affiliate of the Center for Global Development. His appointment to CGD follows a long career at the International Monetary Fund, where he was most recently the director of Human Resources. Prior to that, Plant worked extensively with African countries, culminating in his appointment as deputy director of the IMF’s African Department. He also held a range of senior positions in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department, where he had oversight of the IMF’s policies towards low-income countries, including its work on the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) and the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative. Before joining the IMF, Plant held senior positions in the US Department of Commerce and at the General Motors Corporation. He began his career teaching economics at the University of California, Los Angeles.