The Private Debt Project (this website will become active as of December 2015) invites proposals for articles, papers, and research notes related to the study of private debt and its relationship to economic growth and financial stability. The Project will provide honorarium for all published work. In cases involving papers with original research, it will also consider small research grants to help cover the cost of the research.
Commissioned articles, papers, and research notes will be published on The Private Debt Project’s on-line journal and will be disseminated to a wide audience of academics, policy experts, government officials, investors, and business leaders.
The Private Debt Project is an initiative of the Governor’s Woods Foundation and is dedicated to advancing the study of the macro- and micro-economics of private credit as well as of its historical, social, and political dimensions. Its aim is to create a forum for better understanding the central role private debt plays in the economy.
The Project will release its first group of articles, papers, research notes, and other features in January 2016. It is accepting proposals now for papers and articles on the following topics including but not limited to:
- The role of private debt (business and household debt) in driving investment and consumption;
- The relationship between rapid private debt growth, asset values, and financial crisis;
- The demographics of debt including the factors that determine the debt-carrying capacity of households, corporations, and governments;
- The impact of high levels of private debt on constraining borrowing and suppressing economic growth;
- The role of financial regulation and capital requirements in maintaining healthy private debt creation;
- Private debt deleveraging and the effects of debt restructuring on economic recovery.
- Banking operations and the evolving market structure relating to debt issuance and circulation;
- The interaction of public policy and private markets in commercial and household debt issuance and the relationship between public and private debt holdings;
- The history of economic thought on banking and private debt.
We are accepting proposals on a rolling basis but we would encourage you to submit a proposal by October 20 in order to be considered for the first round of commissioned papers to be published in January 2016. Proposals should be 350–500 words in length and should be sent to: email@example.com.