Land for Debt

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 15 June 2022 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

A geopolitical solution to the debt trap?

This event is organized by the Department of Socioeconomics

In 2018, China cancelled a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s debt in return for the long-term lease of a port in a strategically important location. This example of debt-trap diplomacy shows how creditors try to gain both influence and strategically important land. It has generated much interest, both among policy makers and academics. In this talk, we examine how prominent such land-for-debt deals are, which creditor countries pursue them, and why some debtor governments agree to such deals while others reject them.

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