32 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2015

Date Written: January 2015


The 13th BIS Annual Conference took place in Lucerne, Switzerland on 27 June 2014. The event brought together a distinguished group of central bank governors, leading academics and former public officials to exchange views. The focus this year was on debt. The papers presented at the conference and the discussants' comments are released as BIS Working Papers 479 to 482.

BIS Papers No 80 contains the opening address by Jaime Caruana (General Manager, BIS) on "Debt: the view from Basel" and a keynote address by Benjamin Friedman (Harvard University) entitled "A predictable pathology". Panel remarks by Stephen King (HSBC) and Masaaki Shirakawa (Aoyama Gakuin University).

While the full publication can be downloaded by using the above link, accompanying working papers are available separately as a part of the BIS Working Paper Series:

Understanding the Role of Debt in the Financial System

Trilemmas and Trade-Offs: Living with Financial Globalisation

Credit Booms: Implications for the Public and the Private Sector

Secular Stagnation, Debt Overhang and Other Rationales for Sluggish Growth, Six Years On

Suggested Citation

Settlements, Bank for International, Debt (January 2015). BIS Paper No. 80, Available at SSRN:

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